Wednesday, 22 May

21:55

Awk, Awk!

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 21:14, Wednesday, 22 May

No, not the sound of a large bird.  I am trying to separate the columns of a csv file.  It does okay until I hit a line with comas inside the quotes.  Here is the command:

awk -F"\"*,\"*" '{print $1,$4,$5,$9}' USATodayList.csv
 Here is a line that it does not behave on:
58,Apr  3 2009 12:00AM,13,Binghamton,NY,N.Y.,42.0986867,-75.9179738,"Wearing a bulletproof vest, Jiverly Wong, 41, entered a citizenship class and fired 98 shots from two handguns. Wong killed 13 people and injured several more before shooting himself.",Shooting,Public Killing,Y,Y,,,,
Field 9 stops after
Wearing a bulletproof vest
Would it make sense to replace all the "," strings with | and use that as the field separator?  But that does not replace commas not in quotes.  How do I replace all commas not in quotes with |?  If I can do this operation first, I think that awk command will work with -F|

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Firebombing of Christian Broadcaster in Jerusalem.

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 18:15, Wednesday, 22 May

Major Christian Broadcasting Studio In Jerusalem Destroyed in Arson Attack. There are two competing theories. Maayan Hoffman reported in the Jerusalem Post that police investigators are pursuing two possible motives behind the attack. The first theory is that the attack against a Christian facility in the Palestinian neighborhood, coming towards the end of the month-long […]

Letter from NRA Past Presidents

by Sebastian in Shall Not Be Questioned at 17:55, Wednesday, 22 May

John Richardson has it. Ack-Mac is going away, right guys? We’re done paying for crappy YouTube videos no one watches, right? Note, from the letter:

The vast majority of the travel in question involved donor outreach, fundraising, and stakeholder engagement. As an example, The Wall Street Journal reported that a trip to Italy was “tied to a 2015 documentary feature on the Italian gun maker posted on NRATV.” Beretta, as you may know, is a major supporter of the NRA and our Second Amendment.

How many people watched the video? I can’t find it, but how many views did it get? I only found one video on location in Italy, and it has 1052 views.

Nice video, but how much money went out for each of those views? I probably don’t even want t...

17:55

Midweek Links

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 17:07, Wednesday, 22 May

Running late… but better late than never. Probably missed someone. I hope your week is going well. MaddMedic at Freedom Is Just Another Word… Starts us off with Gun Bits …. Bad News: Swiss Give in to EU Gun Control Demands Because….EU wants global control….Can’t do that when the peasants are armed…. Maggie’s Farm – […]

Bets On Whether Management Learned the Lesson of WannaCry?

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 15:49, Wednesday, 22 May

My bet is that since they didn’t update XP between the time Microsoft published a patch – for a non-supported version of the operating system – last time, they won’t do it this time either. Prevent a worm by updating Remote Desktop Services (CVE-2019-0708). That’s right. Microsoft released a patch for Windows XP, and server […]

Interesting Article in Non-Profit Quarterly

by Sebastian in Shall Not Be Questioned at 15:29, Wednesday, 22 May

From the story:

In the NRA’s story, we can see reflections of some of the patterns exhibited at the Wounded Warrior Project. Success, public support, and leadership excesses offended donors and created a backlash that eventually ended in a nearly clean sweep of leadership, but not before it suffered deep and long-lasting damage to its donor base. Like Wounded Warrior, the NRA is conducting an internal investigation and trying to offload responsibility for the scandal onto what it characterizes as organizational “haters.”

There does seem to be a parallel, except for the Board’s unwillingness to jettison Wayne. Someone asked in the comments what the proper means of redress was, which I think is a fair question.

Really, you need to win elections. When you try to upend the status quo and fail, in an organization l...

TFB Review: The Beretta M9A3 Pistol

by Matt E in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Wednesday, 22 May

A couple of months ago, I finally decided to take the plunge and order an all black Beretta M9A3. Earlier this year I shot and tested out the FDE version. That version was designed to update the Beretta M9 series that served as the standard issue sidearm for the military for the last few decades. […]

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POTD: WWI Soldiers in YMCA Library

by Logan Metesh in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Wednesday, 22 May

This is a neat old photo of World War I era soldiers relaxing in a library at a YMCA. It’s clearly a staged photo, but still cool nonetheless. All the natural goings-on in a library are shown via the soldiers: one reading a book, one reading a magazine, one selecting a book from the shelf, and […]

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Reed KnightWe are all familiar with the AR15 and M16 and you’re almost certainly familiar with the man behind the design, Eugene Morrison Stoner. Well, The Institute of Military Technology has put together a fascinating documentary telling the story of the man and the guns he designed. IMT are in the unique position of having many of Stoner’s […]

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14:55

Irony in Commerce

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 11:56, Wednesday, 22 May

Meant to mention this Monday, forgot: I brought a sixpack of beer to the checkout counter. Lady (newbie, I think) asks to see my ID. I give her the stink-eye over my old-man glasses and grey beard but don’t argue. So in the same transaction I get carded for beer and also receive a senior citizen discount.

Doesn’t make a lot of sense, but whatever.

Venezuela's disarmament reminds us of a key American principle: An armed citizenry is the greatest defense against a tyrannical government. [More]
As noted before, for whatever reason, FoxNews will not allow links from Blogger, so I've got to get you there in a roundabout way.

Truth in Sentencing

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 14:04, Wednesday, 22 May


Richard Shelby of Alabama, a Republican, and his Democratic colleague, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, expressed their concern that Lindh, now 38, was being freed despite indication he had not renounced his radical Islamist beliefs. In addition, “as many as 108 other terrorist offenders," they said, are due to be released in the coming years. [More]
There oughta be a law......

Tagged for later viewing

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:33, Wednesday, 22 May

Dumb

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:31, Wednesday, 22 May

Switzerland to EU type enact gun controls. Turning several otherwise law-abiding people into criminals over night.

Legit laughed

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:30, Wednesday, 22 May

Heh

Where Great Britain Used to Be

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:29, Wednesday, 22 May

That’s weapons grade pearl clutchery.

Gun Porn

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:28, Wednesday, 22 May

Puff, puff, puff

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 13:29, Wednesday, 22 May

I've found the depths of my nerdiness, and am running down trying to finish what I started.  It was this:

I was out on the Motorcycle, and while waiting in traffic saw a hand lettered sign "Used Book Sale".  Well, I'm constitutionally incapable of passing that sort of thing up, and so pulled into the parking lot.  It was the Milton (GA) Library raising money.  It was late in their display time, and so most of the selection was pretty well picked over.

Fortunately, my tastes are a little (ahem) eclectic.  I cruised over to the history section, and saw this:
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A Company Not Interested in Politics?

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 14:07, Wednesday, 22 May

I didn’t think that was permitted in the 21st Century. Dunkin Donuts Blasts Starbucks’ Politics: We Just Want to Sell You Coffee. A company NOT engaging in politics is verboten. First, it’s Dunkin’. Next thing you know, it’s Tim Horton’s ignoring the Green New Deal in favor of a new green tea donut. Then Krispy […]

11:55

So yesterday I put a new bucket nest in the Big Chickenhouse. The first round one was a hit. The taller square one was not. So I went with a smaller round one.


It wasn’t quite deep enough to fill its space. I had a feeling about that. So this morning when I noticed fewer eggs th...

Not a documentary.

"IQ rates are dropping in many developed countries and that doesn't bode well for humanity"

No precise reason for this, but the timing is curious. When this started happening is, oddly enough, about the same time the nations named in the article started experiencing increased immigration from Third World countries.

Nah. Couldn't have anything to do with it.

Idiocracy

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:58, Wednesday, 22 May

In a host of leading nations, IQ scores have started to decline. [More]
Dare I ask the obvious...?

The Neverending Story

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:30, Wednesday, 22 May


Hickenlooper proposes gun licensing and safety tests ...The licensing proposal would only affect people born after 2001. Upon turning 21, they would have to pass a safety test to obtain a gun license. Hickenlooper also proposes making the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms part of the FBI, and banning assault weapons and 3D printed guns.[More]
And THEN he wants...
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'Greasy'?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:49, Wednesday, 22 May


Hola, Rafael Cruz! [More]

I thought "words related to being greasy or dirty" were considered "top Latino racial slurs"...

I guess @Jack and Twitter make exceptions if you're on their side...

Anybody else think Jim Carrey's "art" looks like something a 10-year-old's mom would put on the refrigerator...?

She Would Know

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:18, Wednesday, 22 May

Rep. Ilhan Omar In Interview: “Ignorance Really Is Pervasive In Many Parts Of This Country” [More]
You can say that again!

[Via Michael G]

Runaway Slave

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 15:17, Wednesday, 22 May


And worse than that, she's teaching the others to read! [More]

[Via Michael G]

A man who Greenville County deputies shot and killed his daughter after mistaking her for an intruder trying to enter their home now faces drug charges. [More]
Which in turn will be exploited to "corroborate" the misdirection that the heightened risks of a gun in the home apply across the board to all women...

[Via William T]

UNSTOPPABLE!

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:51, Wednesday, 22 May

3D-printed guns are back, and this time they are unstoppable - A decentralised network of gun-printing advocates is mobilising online, they're anonymously sharing blueprints, advice and building a community. There's no easy way they can be halted [More]
And the problem is...?

[Via Michael G]

Standing Order

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:46, Wednesday, 22 May

A U.S. District Court judge in Tacoma has denied a motion by defendants to dismiss a federal lawsuit challenging Washington State’s gun control Initiative 1639, ruling that law-abiding gun owners and firearms retailers do not have to violate the law and risk punishment in order to challenge infringements of the Second Amendment. [More]
What kind of un-American sadist would demand that of someone asking for his birthright to be recognized?

An Interested Party

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:31, Wednesday, 22 May

Judge Who Ruled on Trump’s Finances is an Obama Donor [More]
And oh look: Another Jared favorite!

[Via Michael G]

“He didn’t drink the Kool-Aid; he made it,” Dick Saslaw (D-Fairfax), the state Senate minority leader, said in 2013. [More]
Does this guy ever not squeal like a pig?

[Via Mack H]

UPDATE: Not that he's wrong this time...
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All According to Plan

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:57, Wednesday, 22 May

MSM/Dem Caterwauling Has INCREASED Child Abuse At Border [More]
The more horror stories, the more crises that won't go to waste.

I hope no one thinks the party of infanticide and sexual exploitation actually cares about children, as opposed to uses them as pawns to swindle useful idiots and advance the agenda...

"Using the system is like monitoring a kid behind the wheel for the very first time. As any parent knows, it’s far more convenient and less stressful to simply drive yourself."
- Consumer Reports' Jake Fischer
Absolutely scathing review of Tesla's latest Autopilot software by Consumer Reports.  Sample:
Tesla vehicles have a tendency to cut off other drivers when making lane changes, according to CR's tests. After changing lanes in heavy traffic, the Model 3 "often immediately applies the brakes to create space behind the follow car—this can be a rude surprise to the vehicle you cut off,” Fisher said.
Great.  You car is a big old jerk.

Of course, none of this is a surprise to anyone who's been paying attention.

I drove down to the 5th annual United States Concealed Carry Expo which took place over the past weekend (May 17-19) in Pittsburgh. We routinely attend and speak at the Gun Rights Policy Conference each September, someone gets to the NRA Annual Meeting in April, and we’ve seen a member visit and review the National […]


Minister of Justice Morgan Johansson wants to ban Runes and other symbols of the Pagan Norse Religion.

Samhällsnytt:

(translated:)

The government is currently investigating the possibility of banning the use of Norse runes. It is reported that the Minister of Justice, Morgan Johansson (Socialist) is behind the initiative. Among members of the Asa-samfundet, the organization...

Gators in the Swimming Pool Aren’t New

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 10:34, Wednesday, 22 May

A gator on a gator-pool-float, on the other hand… Alligator relaxes on alligator-shaped pool float in South Miami. In addition to the photo in the linked tweet (below), there is photo montage of pictures from the end of the 2018 alligator hunt at the linked article above. I’m not sure why it is included, except […]

Politician Believe in Being Reelected

by Sebastian in Shall Not Be Questioned at 09:39, Wednesday, 22 May

Kirsten Gillibrand now says she never really believe in the 2nd Amendment.

Now that she’s being called out for her hypocrisy, the presidential hopeful is spinning the policy shift as a “simple mistake.”  “I didn’t do the right thing,” Gillibrand told CNN‘s Alisyn Camerota on “New Day” Wednesday. “I mean, I think someone who can’t recognize when they’re wrong is far more concerning if you can never admit when you’re wrong. And not only was I wrong, and not only should I have cared more about gun violence in other parts of my state or other parts of my country, I just didn’t.”

It’s easy. When she was a Congresswoman from upstate New York, it was beneficial to her politi...

TFB reader, Stimpy75, was very kind to provide the following photos from the International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF 2019) that took place in early May, 2019.  There were some small arms on hand, including the Tokat 571 machine pistol we posted about, but armored personnel carriers, tanks and ships were bountiful.  From the photos provided, […]

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PistonpalAmidst all the high-caliber new releases and blockbuster product launches are the smaller, often times one and two person companies that dedicate their skills to innovating seemingly insignificant parts, accessories and tools that make our lives easier. Warren Innovative Technologies is one of those companies. 3D printing parts from ABS plastic, the company is pushing […]

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KIMBER SAFETY RECALLKimber Manufacturing has issued a safety recall and warning regarding some optics ready pistols and optics plates manufactured during a specific period in 2018 and 2019. The Kimber Safety Recall covers the Aegis and KHX lines of pistols as well as some optics plates sold separately. Full details on the warning can be found in […]

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Russian Prototype Agishevsky 9mm PCC

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 08:00, Wednesday, 22 May

In the forum of Russian MOLOT Oruzhie‘s website, there is a thread where photos of a prototype 9mm pistol caliber carbine are shared. They call it Agishevskiy pistol-carbine. Although the information about this PCC is very scarce, they shared a number of pictures which will allow us to see some of the key features of […]

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07:55

The long delay is over. The important aspects of the motion to dismiss have been denied. Just as important, the judge’s ruling treats the Second Amendment as any other fundamental individual right that is constitutionally protected.

Our supporters have been asking for months about the lawsuit’s progress. Now we can report that the long wait for a ruling on the motion to dismiss is over, and we won the first round. And now the state, and the initiative proponents, are on the defensive.

Alan M. Gottlieb
May 21, 2019
FEDERAL JUDGE DENIES MOTION TO DISMISS SAF/NRA I-1639 COURT CHALLENGE
[Here is the decision.

These things take so long that I get annoyed. It would seem to me we should get a summary judgement in our favor within a month or so, begin prosecution of the villains, and be done with it. But I recognize I have a bias. It does, however, appear we are making p...

... "‘We Need to Look at’ Mandatory Licensing of Gun Owners and ‘Move Forward'"

Yeah, WHO are you again?  The reject straight Bhuddajudge that can't get arrested much less noticed?

Hush, Hon.  Adults are talking.

Hit and Mrs.

by Home on the Range in Home on the Range at 07:58, Wednesday, 22 May

I had my annual checkup a couple of weeks ago which includes the usual "female" type checks and cancer screenings. Since I have limited family history available- since I'm adopted- we watch things close. The basic medical went just fine, blood pressure and cholesterol numbers still what they were in my 30's which is great, but we had to wait for the cancer screen results in the mail.  Good news - I got the report--excellent health and clean cancer screens and left it for my husband on the dining room table as I left for work, leaving him a message on his work phone --"female checkup report is in and on the dining room table", as he was going to get home from work before me.

Unfort...

A plug for Combat Frame XSeed by Brian Niemeier

by correia45 in Monster Hunter Nation at 07:02, Wednesday, 22 May

Combat Frame XSeed
by Brian Niemeier

This isn’t a Book Bomb (I’m already way behind on the ones I’ve got scheduled) but a quick heads on a new book from a guy who wrote a previous BB that was really popular with my fans.

I’ve not read it yet, but I saw the other day that the author had run into some unexpected financial troubles, so plug time!

Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 05:31, Wednesday, 22 May

I used to read Bill Whittle on the old Eject, Eject, Eject blog.  His Firewall videos are certainly worth the time.

Sickness of the Soul

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:50, Wednesday, 22 May

THE MYTH OF THE MENTALLY-ILL JIHADIST - French psychiatrist demolishes the insanity defense. [More]
Yeah, but we're too sophisticated to believe in evil...

[Via Mack H]

Random Truism

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:52, Wednesday, 22 May


The only way to stop tyrants is to stop them.

Getting in touch with my inner-Yogi Berra...

New York legislature passes bill allowing state to prosecute people pardoned by the President [More]
Understand: These people mean to rule. And nothing is beneath them in their single-purposed drive for unchallengeable power.

[Via Steve T

Who Shall Remain Nameless

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:42, Wednesday, 22 May

Court Throws out Lawsuit Against Tor for Providing Anonymous Routing [More]
WarOnGuns Correspondent Michael G observes:
Lawsuit against Tor's anonymous routing service thrown out precisely because they didn't moderate anything.  If they had, then they would be liable for anyone who they allowed to use it.  Maybe Facebook, Twitter and Google should have thought of that before following their natural left proclivity to suppress speech they disagreed with.

Are gun owners close to stopping Red Flags in VAWA? Urge your Senators to reject any bill with Red Flag Gun Grabs! [More]
Especially if you're in California or New York or New Jersey!

It's not like there isn't another way.

GOA has a perfect opportunity to attract disaffected NRA members and really make a difference with enhanced numbers.  Instead we get...

Cannes: Sci-Fi Film Poster Features Decapitated Donald Trump Head in MAGA Hat [More]
How edgy and original!

It looks like somebody's signaling to the higher-ups they can be counted on if given more prominence. 

NYPD officer says he inflated charge against Eric Garner [More]
One guy dead over five packs of Newports?

Stay tuned. Mitch McConnell will inflate those numbers in no time.

The detective said he believed the man was pointing a firearm, yelling, and about to rob him, so he fired four times from inside the vehicle, hitting the man in the stomach. [More]
I can't tell you how many times I've overreacted exactly the same way.

And Whoppers at That

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:00, Wednesday, 22 May

Ann Coulter: Four myths the media and politicians tell you about our border crisis [More]
By "myths" she means "lies."

Shhh. Don't Tell Zuck

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:07, Wednesday, 22 May

The money is still there plus a $1000 finders fee to whoever can put me in touch with the gun. [More]
I'm surprised one of the Facebook snitches hasn't lodged a "community standards" TOS complaint because money is being offered for a gun.  Actually -- seeing as how this is for Hank Williams Jr. -- if it got booted it would probably generate even more publicity.

It's funny because it's true

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 06:10, Wednesday, 22 May


they ticket victims and ignore the rapists.

One more rape gang operating for years, the cops and council know, and do nothing except screw with the victim. 

Every cop involved should be fired and charged as an accessory.  Hanged alongside the politicians and social workers who knew and did nothing.


Not Easy to Choose

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:35, Wednesday, 22 May

The Washington Post updates the condition of the city by the bay which has more billionaires than any other location on earth and also more bums and winos crapping in the street.

San Francisco seems to be what you get when the piratical tradition of Gold Rush Capitalism somehow managed to interbreed with Hippy Dippy Gay Leftism.

Michael Feno stands outside Lucca Ravioli, his beloved pasta emporium on Valencia, a vestige of old San Francisco, puffing on a cigar while posing for pictures, his customers in tears.

Living in this city’s radically shifting landscape, veterinarian Gina Henriksen found comfort by telling herself, “Thank God, Lucca is still here. If Lucca goes, I’m going ...

He Suffered a Failure of the Victim-selection Process

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Wednesday, 22 May

He thought having a gun made him the most dangerous person in the confrontation. Terre Haute cab driver shoots 17-year-old accused in armed robbery attempt, does not currently face charges. That wins the award for the least clearly written headline I’ve seen this year. The 17-year-old is accused of armed robbery. The cab driver does […]

Self-defense Is Legal In Tennessee

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Wednesday, 22 May

But then I thought it was. No charges will be filed against Ardis Lane shooter who killed two in self-defense. Two miscreants break into a home and find an armed homeowner. One dies at the scene, the other dies at a local hospital. Cops and the DA believe it is self-defense. “Someone unlawfully enters one […]

Rhythm of the Forest

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:39, Wednesday, 22 May

I ran into Diane Arkenstone’s music via Adventure Cargo. I THOUGHT that was a collaboration with her ex-husband, David Arkenstome, but there is only one site that still lists it that way. Maybe I only remember that one site that got it wrong. Maybe I’m losing my mind. Who knows? This song is “Rhythm of […]

Watchmaker’s Perfect Miniature MG08 Maxim

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Wednesday, 22 May

Today at the Kessler auction house in Kreuzlingen Switzerland, we are looking at an exquisitely made miniature model of an MG08 Maxim machine gun. This was probably made by a watchmaker in military service, but there is not specific evidence to point to who they may have been. The piece is a completely faithful model of the real thing, right down to a rifled barrel. Truly an amazing piece of mechanical art!

Belarusian BSVT Starts Assembly of VEPR Rifles and Shotguns (1)According to TASS Russian News Agency, the Belarusian State-owned Foreign Trade Unitary Enterprise “BELSPETSVNESHTECHNIKA” (BSVT) has started assembling Vepr rifles and shotguns from Russian-made Molot parts. TASS was informed about this cooperation by a “Belarusian defense industry contact” during the MILEX 2019 arms exhibition recently held in Minsk, Belarus. If you visit the small arms section of […]

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In this special Top 5 Guns episode of TFBTV, James collaborates with Tim of Military Arms Channel to find out what 5 guns are Tim’s favorites. Tim is a gun scholar and quite a collector, so TFBTV viewers and Military Arms Channel viewers alike must watch this episode! ««« PATREON GIVEAWAYS »»» Go to http://tfbtv.gun.team […]

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Swiss people vote to comply with SchengenThe Swiss referendum that challenged stricter gun control regulations in Switzerland has ended with 64 percent of the people voting FOR the tighter controls according to www.ge.ch/votations.  The linked website has an interactive map to show how close each district vote was. Canton Ticino was the only one to have a majority vote against the […]

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04:55

Help?

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 03:00, Wednesday, 22 May


"Would You Like to Help With My Mass Murder Project?"

Jeez, I dunno.  I don't think I'm up for murderin a buncha folks....

Oh, wait.  It's a research project.  Nevermind.

Now let's talk about why having Violins on TV is bad.  What is wrong with that?  

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   Last Saturday, I taught Active Response Training’s very first open enrollment shotgun course.  It’s kind of odd that I’ve never done one, considering that the very first firearms instructor certification I got was Phil Singelton’s Benelli shotgun instructor class.  I’ve been teaching cops how to shoot shotguns since the year […]

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Shotguns are one of the simplest types of guns to shoot. The way they point as opposed to the need to aim with a pistol or rifle make them very fun, fast and easy. Shotguns can easily get a bad rap with women and smaller–framed shooters, because the shooter often doesn’t have one set up for their size. A poor set–up means more felt recoil, and often a harsh shooting experience. I’m going to share a few of my favorite things that I think are essential in accessorizing a shotgun, that every woman should know about.

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Every May, our nation honors the memory of those who have died while serving in our armed forces with parades, picnics, and visits to cemeteries and national memorials across the country. This year, honor those brave men and women by exploring the country’s national parks, many of which are home to preserved historic sites, monuments, and memorials dedicated to celebrating our military history. We invite you to experience the history woven into national parks across the nation as we highlight four iconic parks below.

National Parks where you can honor those who died in service to our country. 

Gettysburg National Military Park

National park gettysburg

The bloodiest battle of the civil war, which served as inspiration for Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, was fought on the beautiful grassy knolls of this ...

Tuesday, 21 May

22:55

I’ve seen a lot of TDS over the last couple of years but mostly it was confined to individuals who I figured were already a few Coco Puffs short of a full bowl.

My general rule regarding groups of people is that they are almost always incapable brilliance, but also less likely to do something extremely foolish or crazy, compared to individuals. So imagine my surprise that over 60% of a state assembly agreed with this:

New York is one signature away from allowing prosecutors to pursue state charges against presidential associates who have received federal pardons.

The Democratic-controlled state assembly on Tuesday passed a bill 90-52 allowing the state-level prosecution of people pardoned of federal crimes, provided that they worked for or were related to the president at the time of the pardon.

Sanity has it’s limits. Insanity has no bounds.

18:55

Watching original Outer Limits and there is a black female physician. In a 1963 TV show.

Aero Precision 14.5 Pin and Welds Available!

by lothaen in The New Rifleman at 17:53, Tuesday, 21 May

Pin and welds are sweet… until you want to change the gas block. Aero Precision has solved that problem by equipping their P&W uppers with a turned down Epsilon 556SL muzzle brake.

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As equipped, feel free to swap your gas block to your hearts content. The heart wants what the heart wants. Typically oxygen and nutrients, I reckon.

Check out AP’s new uppers here. 15% off for a lim...

What is freedom? What is liberty?

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 16:00, Tuesday, 21 May

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Intro Over the weekend, I figured out I hit the 10,000 round mark with my SIG Sauer P226. It made me think about my history with this gun over the last six years, and how well it has performed. When I first purchased the P226, it was a basic Enhanced Elite model with the E2 […]

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POTD: Schmeisser Hugo 1911

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Tuesday, 21 May

Today’s Picture is from Schmeisser GmbH in Krefeld, Germany. A classic pistol by a classic manufacturer, it’s just the combination of the two that is a bit untraditional perhaps. What you see on top of the carrier is a Schmeisser Hugo 1911, chambered in .45 ACP, and with a Surefire X300 Ultra mounted. You can […]

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TFB FIELD STRIP: SVD Dragunov Tiger

by Austin R in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Tuesday, 21 May

REMEMBER the four rules of gun safety: All guns are always loaded. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target. Be sure of your target and what is beyond it. TFB FIELD STRIP: SVD Dragunov Tiger In this edition of TFB […]

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TOKAT 571 9mm PDW

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:21, Tuesday, 21 May

I know nothing about it but it does look sexy.

That’s not the narrative

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:21, Tuesday, 21 May

Tactical face-palm

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:19, Tuesday, 21 May

Kids today

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:19, Tuesday, 21 May

Sad:

Disturbing number of students say hate speech is not free speech, report says

And who would decide what is and isn’t hate speech?

Gun Porn

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:16, Tuesday, 21 May

Lots of cool and derpy stuff here.

P320 xfive legionGeared towards the competition shooter, SIG Sauer has just announced the upcoming release of the P320 XFIVE LEGION – a full-size 9mm handgun with a tungsten-infused polymer grip module. Weighing in at nearly 44 ounces, the heavy tungsten/polymer frame allows for less felt recoil and a reduced muzzle flip. Having just held the P320 XFIVE […]

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That time Ian went gangsta…

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 10:19, Tuesday, 21 May

Today’s sunnier and drier than yesterday, so that’s good. It’s also cold and windy as hell. I’m about to buckle down and get serious about making bread, but before that I rummaged around chasing a memory to cheer me up. So here’s a video clip from when FW videos were sometimes shot around here, and occasionally we’d do something fun with them.

Leghorns hiding eggs…

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 09:29, Tuesday, 21 May

Okay, I’ve been doing this in the Big Chickenhouse for a long time and I’m better at finding them than they are at hiding them. Plus whenever they choose a nest that’s hard on my back, the rocks come out. But I am impressed with their persistence.

The girls had a good day yesterday so I wasn’t expecting much during this morning’s chicken chores. I saw one in a bucket nest, and a small hen was laying in this spot between the sunflower seed barrel and a concrete block that used to hold a waterer. I figured I’d leave her alone and collect whatever was there this afternoon.

But then she got up and moved on her own, and…

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Coming to America

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:17, Tuesday, 21 May

[T]hree police departments were responding to “multiple [911] calls” about “10-12 Somali teen males armed with hammers chasing people,” also with “several injuries reported.” [More]
Securing the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, Opposite Day "progressive"-style...

[Via Michael G]

Nothing to See Here

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:13, Tuesday, 21 May

Antioch church shooter’s goal was to kill ‘a minimum of 10 white churchgoers ...’So once again, where’s the mainstream media? A racially motivated shooting at a church? That’s usually big news. [More]
That doesn't help with the narrative:

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Deputies in Florence have arrested the former chief of the Columbia Police Department on warrants issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms...In 2018, Scott was arrested a couple of times on drugs and firearms charged.[sic] [More]
So free-lancing didn't work out?

[Via Roger J]
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Enough Tool for the Job

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:48, Tuesday, 21 May

Washington homeowner tried to defend his property with a stick. When that didn’t work, he used a gun. [More]
Sometimes it's obvious from the start that power tools are the way to go.

The bit about transients in the cul-de-sac made me think about when I was still in SoCal, and our city leaders mandated separating recyclables and leaving them at curbside. Talk about an attractive nuisance drawing all kinds of ragpickers who had no other business there...

[Via ...

Fancy Meeting You Here!

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:34, Tuesday, 21 May

DOJ reveals name of ex-US attorney accused of sexual misconduct after BuzzFeed lawsuit [More]
Steve! It's been a while!

[Via bondmen]

Bizarre moment a shirtless man steals a police cruiser after officers stop to help him - then leads them on 150MPH chase [More]
I guess it's not fair to judge until you've driven a few miles in his cruiser...

[Via bondmen]
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Voice of Experience

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:08, Tuesday, 21 May

Dov Marhoffer, a Holocaust survivor on the Advisory Board of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, is advising Jews to arm themselves, in this new video ... Mr. Marhoffer laments how children are being used to corrupt the desperate Jewish call to arms, Never Again!, which became symbolic after WWII. [More]
Interesting, that der Kinderführer wears an armband...

Disturbing number of students say hate speech is not free speech... [More]
Life imitates art.

[Via Michael G]

White Democrat Privilege

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:48, Tuesday, 21 May

Exclusive — 2016 Arizona Police Report: Cocaine Pipe Found in Car Rented by Joe Biden’s Son Hunter Biden, Authorities Declined to Prosecute [More]
I find that curious when juxtaposed against this:
Why Black Voters Are Gravitating to Biden
After all, the NAACP points out drug sentencing disparities:
African Americans and whites use drugs at similar rates, but the imprisonment rate of African Americans for drug charges is almost 6 times that of whites.
It's the same cognitive dissonance we see from those railing against the police killing blacks and then supporting politicians who want the cops to be the "Only Ones" armed.

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Four in 10 Americans Embrace Some Form of Socialism [More]
I'm surprised it's not higher, what with the selective emphasis on ignoring and/or disparaging heritage in "public education," the manipulation of the economy to where a large swath of citizens no longer feel invested in it, the influx of foreigners into the electorate, and a never-ceasing propaganda barrage.

That ain't all a coincidence.

And herds gonna herd. If there's a way out, it won't be through the chute.

The Republican Leader of the U.S. Senate from Kentucky and a top Democrat from Virginia officially introduced a bill on Monday which would increase the minimum age to buy cigarettes and any other tobacco products from 18 to 21 years. [More]
Hey, if you can't trust Republicans and Democrats working together for a good cause in the spirit of bipartisanship with unlimited, undelegated and usurped powers, who can you trust?

[Via Mack H]

Follow the Money

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:05, Tuesday, 21 May

It turns out that Amash has business interests in China. As U.S. tensions with China continue to rise, the political risk to his investment in the country has increased. [More]
That certainly merits both an obstruction of justice and a foreign collusion investigation.

[Via Mack H]


By allowing Gillibrand to mask the extent of her deception without challenge, Sharyn Alfonsi, Alisyn Camerota, “60 Minutes,” “New Day,” CBS and CNN and the rest of the DSM are deliberately allowing their viewers and readers to be lied to. [More]
Evidently, she thinks shamelessly lying to the American public on national television is "brave."

A Numbers Racket

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:35, Tuesday, 21 May

The report points to places such as Custer County, Colorado, where the firearm suicide rate is 32 per 100,000 – four times the state’s average, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In February, the county’s board of commissioners passed a resolution that says the state’s red flag law is “in direct conflict with provisions of due process, as outlined in the 4th Amendment, and contradict the right to bear arms.”  [More]
Help me out here, because nothing quite brings out the ADD in me like math. Noting that for Custer County "As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,255," if next year two people kill themselves, will they do a headline about epidemic numbers doubling?

[Via ...

 

https://www.vnews.com/Grafton-Man-Accused-in-Shooting-Arraigned-25219982

Note he's been charged with two counts of assault, but denied bail. There is no universe in which this is reasonable. Even most murderers get bail.  So that has to be fixed first. It also really makes one question the judge.

Now, I've known Joe for over 20 years, and dated Denise before they married. He's a degreed engineer. He's a very stable, very thoughtful guy, and not someone who'd succumb to road rage, ever. His online commentary is always about caution, fully cognizant of the law.  If he shot, it's because he felt life was in danger.

Let's look at the article, and consider how it might have played out vs what we're told.

If the other guy was driving slow, it's not unreasonable to hold close but not tailgating, waiting for a chance to pass. I've had encounters where, when you try to pass, the other party then nails the gas to cut you off, just to be that kind of asshole. This is far more likely to me than him passing someone and slamming on the brakes to wreck them.

Furthe...

Gun Control

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 06:31, Wednesday, 22 May

— Sal the Agorist (@SallyMayweather) May 19, 2019



Been a while since I brought it up.  So let's have another ...

— Sal the Agorist (@SallyMayweather) May 19, 2019
UPDATE 22 May 2019 09:31: Dick emails to day that the first picture also needs a "No Sheepdogs" sign ...

CNN reports that the Navy is responding with new rules and “diversity and inclusion” counseling after two minority pilots who had been dropped from fighter training for inferior performance complained of Pilot Sign Protocol Bias.

The head of naval aviation has directed the creation of a new process for approving and reviewing pilots’ call signs after two African-American aviators at an F/A-18 Hornet training squadron in Virginia filed complaints alleging racial bias in the unit, from which they said they were unfairly dismissed.

In a formal en...

How British Colonialism Ended

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 08:09, Tuesday, 21 May

“Buggins did it. It was Buggins who, once he got some power, thought he understood things which his dim little mind was never meant to even consider. The bloody little labor M.P.s, Bill this and Sam that, with their mouthings about the exploitation of the native peoples. What do they know about the work we’ve done? About the five years it might take to win over an African chief to the idea of giving up some barbarous and revolting custom, or about the other things in India. But roads, railways, hospitals, schools, hygiene. But Buggins has no use for that. It was done by gentlemen so it is no good. Baggins hates the gentleman because the gentlemen know the value of good things. Baggins is trying to destroy the g...

Hank WilliamsHank Williams Jr. is looking for his grandfather’s Remington Model 11/48 16 gauge shotgun that is most likely somewhere in Alabama, and he’s willing to pay $6,000 to the finder, no questions asked. Williams explains that he spent a lot of time with Grandpa Sheppard when he was growing up and would like to pass […]

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Bihemta's Tokat 571 pistolA new machine pistol, the Tokat 571, has emerged from the IDEF (International Defense Industry Fair) in Turkey.  TFB reader, Stimpy75, sent us pictures and information from the IDEF 2019 fair, which included this new personal defense weapon.  The Tokat 571’s most noticeable features include a non-reciprocating slide cover and extendable stock. The concept of covering […]

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Strike Industries Scorpion Universal Reflex Mount for GLOCK Pistols (G-SURF) (1)Strike Industries has released another cool new product – the Scorpion Universal Reflex Mount for Glock pistols or the G-SURF. This is a drop-in red dot mounting solution for your Glock that can be installed on a standard Glock pistol without any modifications to the slide whatsoever. Here is how the company describes this new product: […]

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Laugo Arms Releases New Footage on the ALIEN

by Giorgio O in The Firearm Blog at 08:00, Tuesday, 21 May

A few days ago Laugo Arms Czechoslovakia released a couple of new videos on its YouTube channel. For those who are not yet familiar with this name, the company is promoting the upcoming release of its first pistol, named ALIEN, which is going to offer the lowest bore axis of any semi-auto on the market. […]

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07:55

We need commonsense gun control measures, like banning semi-automatic weapons, to prevent gun violence incidents like the one that happened at 28th and Jackson in the Central District on Friday night.

For example, community members are advocating for traffic-countering measures like raised flower beds or speed bumps on 21st avenue.

Kshama Sawant
Seattle City Council Member
May 20, 2019
Socialist councilwoman says speed bumps and flower beds will stop drive-by shootings
[When will the majority of people realize, and act on, the fact these people are nuts?

Don’t ever let anyone get away with telling you that no one wants to take your guns.—Joe]

5/20/19 Tennessean:

Emanuel K. Samson, the black man suspected in a 2017 mass shooting at an Antioch church, went there “with the intent to murder a minimum of 10 white churchgoers,” a prosecutor said Monday.
During opening statements in the trial against Samson, Deputy District Attorney Amy Hunter said he left a note on the dashboard of his vehicle explaining his plans to retaliate for a 2015 church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, when white supremacist Dylan...

Pretty Girl

by Murphy's Law in Lagniappe's Lair at 06:06, Tuesday, 21 May

"I'm pretty AF...so pet me and give me a treat!"

Belle has learned a thing or two from the dancers around here.

Old River

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 03:52, Wednesday, 22 May

There is a place between my acre, and Baton Rouge, along the Mississippi River, called the Old River Control Structure.  It's a massive engineering project that is ongoing, started in the early 20th century and continuing today.  It is designed to keep the Mississippi river controlled.  It's massive hydrology.

The problem is that the Mississippi river does not want to stay in it's channel.  It wants to take the Atchafalaya river.  The Atchafalaya river is straighter than the Mississippi, a more direct route to the Gulf, with a steeper drop.  If the Mississippi moves into the Atchafalaya, then Baton Rouge and New Orleans will be stranded without enough water to sustain the industry and the populations, resulting i a massive dislocation of people and resources.

My father always said that one of these days it will happen.  I've said it myself in the past.  Mother Nature works in her own ways, ad while we can live with the river and the floods, we can't control her, or the river.

This young lady presents a pretty good tutorial on what is happening ...

I want to stand before the CEO of Levi Strauss wearing my Wrangler jeans and let him know he will not enable the disarming of the American people. [More]
Not giving aid and comfort to Levi I grok, but why reward Wrangler?

They're perfectly happy to accept undeserved support from gun owners, but then duck answering why they got a wardrobe credit in a Bloomberg gun-grab "PSA."

Perhaps, Col. West, your louder voice and longer reach will draw enough attention to get an explanation.

Brahman-Sense Gun Control

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:28, Tuesday, 21 May

SOCIALIST LAWMAKER: STOP DRIVE-BY SHOOTINGS WITH 'SPEED BUMPS, FLOWER BEDS' - 'We need common-sense gun-control measures' [More]
And bonus points for being the kind of immigrant Jared wants more of!

Rotting Trash Piles Sky-High in LA, Attracting Rats and Raising Concerns of a New Epidemic [More]
What's the matter, guys? Taxes aren't high enough?

Terms of Surrender

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:48, Tuesday, 21 May

Cory Booker: Americans should be 'thrown in jail' if they won't give up their guns [More]
History repeats itself.

Surrender your guns or Shartacus will send men with guns to kill you. That's quite the Opposite Day "progressive" plan to tackle "gun violence."

Can you imagine being dumb enough to vote for this power-mad incompetent?

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One of the most important things I believe a firearms owner needs to know (besides the fundamentals of shooting) is how to run her gun. A competent pistol shooter does much more than just shoot at a target and send lead down range – she becomes a gunslinger. 

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Two years ago I wrote about taking the next step and becoming a gunslinger and why it’s so im...

As spring approaches, gardeners around the world are itching to get out into the soil and start growing again. In their haste, they often forget about one of the most interesting types of plants they can grow: vining plants!

Most gardeners have little experience with vining plants, and for good reason: they can be confusing when you first look into them. Thankfully, they’re not that complicated. Once you know how they grow and how to incorporate them, using vining plants in your garden and landscaping is simple.

gardening vines FIX.com: A Simple Guide to Gardening with Vines

Du...

Mini Cam

by Tam in View From The Porch at 06:31, Tuesday, 21 May

Well I'll be dipped. The little Rollei A110 actually works still! I shouldn't be surprised; it's a solidly constructed little brick that went for (if I'm converting Deutschmarks right) between $150 and $200 when they started shipping in '75. That's not a cheap toy camera.

Seen at Pewpewtactical.com's FB page...Never have I ever been shooting an AK underfolder (or HK91A3) and thought to myself "Hey, this stock is so badass and comfortable that we need to find a way to retrofit it to other guns."
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This Is Why We Built The Internet

by ASM826 in Borepatch at 04:21, Tuesday, 21 May

Liberal Democracy is Dying

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:49, Tuesday, 21 May

Brett Stevens:

We have given in to mundane, socially acceptable evil that we now accept as good, and that starts with individualism/equality, which is the backdoor into the human psyche. All of the stuff that the far-Right detests — diversity, decay in behavior, shattering of the family, international finance, Idiocracy, mass/pop culture, ethnic crime — has its origins in equality or being used to justify equality as a workable program. We target the root, where everyone else is swatting at flies and missing the big point. …

The core of politics for me is realizing that most people mean well, but do not understand how their actions translate to reality. They see a thing, want that thing, and desir...

He should have taken the hint from the stick. Washington homeowner attempts to fight off burglar with stick, then shoots him in chest, police say. Detectives told Q13 News the homeowner did his best to fend off the burglary suspect in his kitchen using a piece of wood. When that did not stop the suspect, […]

Do You Think the System Will Protect You? Think Again

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:39, Tuesday, 21 May

Follow procedure? Why should they do that? It is just a woman worried about a prowler. Probably no big deal. She called 911. Then she was killed. $1M awarded to family in suit against Jackson. The lawsuit said that after Harrion called 911 to report a prowler, the dispatcher failed to keep her on the […]

Homeowner Prepared for Repeat Home Invasion

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Tuesday, 21 May

At least she took action to protect herself. Oh, and neighbors are shocked. Woman says intruder tried to break into her home twice just days apart. Same guy tried to break in twice. He did break in, and then 2 days later he tried to break in again. Wiseman said she barricaded her front door […]

How Does It Work: Direct Gas Impingement

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Tuesday, 21 May

Interested in small arms history? Make sure to pre-order a copy of my book, Chassepot to FAMAS: French Military Rifles 1866 – 2016!

Direct gas impingement is an operating system that has been used only in a few production guns (all of them rifles). It is extremely simple, although perhaps not well suited to adjustability. It is also not the operating system of the AR series of rifles – we will cover those in a separate video next month.

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Thompson Auto-Ordnance Introduces Limited Edition D-Day Series Guns (10)In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy during WWII, Thompson Auto-Ordnance has released a limited edition D-Day series firearms. The series includes three firearms: The Soldier M1 Carbine, The Ranger Thompson, and The General 1911. Let’s take a look at each of these guns and see how the company describes […]

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2019 Golden Bullseye Award: Federal Premium Hydra-Shok Deep

by Adam Scepaniak in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Tuesday, 21 May

hydra-shok deepThe National Rifle Association hosted the NRA Annual Meetings less than a month ago in Indianapolis, Indiana to some door-busting crowds. With the fodder of new guns and cool, freshly-debuted products also comes the annual announcement of the NRA’s Shooting Illustrated magazine’s Golden Bullseye Awards for industry products. Federal Premium‘s Hydra-Shok Deep took home the Golden Bullseye Award […]

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03:55

[no spoilers]

Since season 4?  Maybe.

And people around me in my day to day interactions are all very respectful about NOT spoiling it for folks that don't want it to be spoiled.

That said, without even trying, I have picked up the plot pretty much by osmosis and pretty much knew everything that happened of any importance in the finale in less than 24 hours.  Same for the rest of the season.  It just entered into my unconsiousness with no effort on my part.

I don't know what happened in Lost.

It's off how some stuff enters into the public sphere like that.  And this is softcore pr0n on a premium cable channel, not like NBC or ABC with the finales of Sienfeld or MASH.

I just find it odd how this all works.

And I am long on work and low on fodder.  So here.

I'm not doing so bad.  The past week I've had zombies, elitism, politics, court rulings, gunsmithing, and memes.  Need to add a dash of training/range work, history, hunting/survival to cover every base.

Also

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Monday, 20 May

23:55

Earlier this evening, the internet was a flutter with images of a rumored new pistol from SIG Sauer. Well, TFB is here to let you know that the rumblings are true: the SIG Sauer P365XL will be available to consumers in just a few short weeks. A select group of TFB and TFBTV staff were […]

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19:55

Big Brother certainly chose the right day to leave.


Wish he’d taken me with him.

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Quick thoughts: Beware of the blue gang

by TPOL Nathan in The Price of Liberty at 18:36, Monday, 20 May

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Build Your Own Glock Part 2, The Glockinator

by Mike R in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Monday, 20 May

Welcome to part 2 in our Glock building adventure. Up to now, all we have done is removing material from our 80 percent receiver. The jig should have made this rather easy. Did you take your time? If you did, you should be happy with the result! Thank you all who are following, your interest […]

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POTD: Colourful Afghan National Army M16A2

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Monday, 20 May

ANA soliderStars and Stripes recently ran a story about an embed with Afghan National Army troops operating in a number of provinces. One of the photos taken by the author, J.P. Lawrence, immediately caught my eye for obvious reasons. It features a young ANA soldier, on guard in Logar Province, armed with an M16A2, with some aesthetic […]

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fusion 350 legendThe .350 Legend cartridge was only introduced 4 months ago at SHOT Show 2019 by Winchester, but it is already gaining a lot of momentum as a fan favorite for 2019. In many states, there are admittedly odd restrictions to the cartridges you can use for hunting. Numerous states only allow hunters to use straight-wall […]

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15:55

Reaching Out

by Home on the Range in Home on the Range at 13:41, Monday, 20 May

I know most of you have heard of Christopher Kyle (April 8, 1974 – February 2, 2013)

Christopher Scott Kyle was a United States Navy SEAL and sniper. He served four tours in the Iraq War and was awarded several commendations for acts of heroism and meritorious service in combat. He was awarded one Silver Star Medal, four Bronze Star Medals with "V" devices, a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and numerous other unit and personal awards.

Kyle was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 2009 and published his bestselling autobiography, American Sniper, in 2012. An eponymous film adaptation of Kyle's book, directed by Clint Eastwood, was released two years l...

Texas Asserts Sovereign Immunity

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 13:27, Monday, 20 May

Texas is asserting its sovereign immunity against Congress, telling Democrats on two congressional committees this week that the state has no obligation to comply with their investigative demands.
Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office says that as a state with sovereign powers under the Constitution, Texas can’t be treated like a federal agency or Cabinet secretary who can be compelled to comply.
I've often wondered why states did not more often invoke the 10th Amendment in certain matters, telling Congress (or federal bureaucrats) to go pound sand.

For those who are not familiar the 10th Amendment says:
 The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Congress, over the past decades, has assum...
Woman's False Rape Claim Led To Man's Death [More]
Damn patriarchy.


Illegal Alien Convicted of Raping Dog to Death Released by Sanctuary State [More]
Just to be clear, Democrats let this diseased pervert loose on the general public and refused to cooperate with ICE.

[Via Keith B]

PASSAGES: DENNY REICHARD

by Mas in at 13:59, Monday, 20 May

This month we lost Denny Reichard of Rochester, Indiana, who has been mentioned in these pages many times. He was a cop for 36 years, the last decade of that on an artificial leg due to a line-of-duty injury.  As … ...

Symbolism

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:06, Monday, 20 May

The County (My The County) is now a sanctuary county. A second amendment sanctuary county.

Well, OK

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:04, Monday, 20 May

A teacher in MA planted ammo at the school and then called the police. Fortunately, he wasn’t to bright because it was all caught on camera.

News you can use

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:59, Monday, 20 May

Seat Belts and Appendix Carry.

I mentioned my issue with AIWB a bit back. Thankfully, I know people with more clue than me. Simply run the seat belt under the grip of the gun. Keeps you safe and allows for quick access.

Gun Porn

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:56, Monday, 20 May

12:55

I have one research assistant doing a spectacular job digging through old newspapers, but I would like to finish this project before the propagandists win.  USA Today published an amazing collection of mass murders for 2006-2017.  Not just firearms mass murders, but even the 1/4 not involving guns.  What I need is someone to mouse over each bubble on that chart and find independent coverage of those events and give me a list of perhaps the first 10 URLs associated with that mass murder.  I can afford to pay $10/hour for your contribution to a piece of scholarship that will likely play a significant role in subverting the CNN paradigm that mass murder is a gun issue.

It might be possible for some clever person to write a program to mine the data from each bubble and search the web for capitalized words (typically city names and victim/perpetrator names) and automatically produce the search string to find URLs.  (I say might, because examining the HTML shows a lof of Javascript calls that may be resistant to interrogation.  Before th...

When farm boys get bored…

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 11:42, Monday, 20 May

Stolen from the Vulgar Curmudgeon, who has recently changed his address – again…

I gotta say it doesn’t sound happy in operation. Questions as to longevity abound. OTOH I couldn’t have done it, so what the hell do I know?

We're Tired

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 14:09, Monday, 20 May

We're tired.  Tired of the climate bullshit.  The climate alarmists have been spewing doomsday scenarios for most of my adult life, and none of them has panned out.  For example, in 1975 Newsweek ran an article about the coming glaciation.  Yeah, that link takes you to Snopes.  but, look what Newsweek said:

The central fact is that after three quarters of a century of extraordinarily mild conditions, the earth’s climate seems to be cooling down. Meteorologists disagree about the cause and extent of the cooling trend […] but they are almost unanimous in the view that the trend will reduce agricultural productivity for the next century. […]
Nowadays, it's global warming.  The same gloom-and-doom, and politicians make hay out of it.  The voters are seeing through the poly.  I see where Australia elected a conservative government over the weekend.  The New York Times put the blame on the strident climate alarmists.
 On Saturday, the conservative party — the Liberal/National coalition — held on to ...

Indeed

by The Freeholder in The Freeholder at 18:42, Tuesday, 21 May

Millennials have gotten a pretty harsh rap lately. Unfortunately, far too many of them are self-absorbed, spoiled by their parents, ill-tempered, entitled and by my standards, whiney little assholes.

However, they aren't all that way. I worked hard to be sure my two aren't. Son has a good job, makes good money, has his own living accommodations and generally, aside from the ink, seems to someone of my generation to be perfectly normal for his age.

Daughter has a good job (with a recent promotion), is married and she and her husband (along with the bank) own their own home. While she will millennial a bit from time to time, she also seems to someone of my generation to be perfectly normal for her age. This young lady apparently is much the same. I particularly love this part:

We live in the most privileged time in the most prosperous nation and we’ve become completely blind to it. Vehicles, food, technology, freedom to associate with whom we choose. These things are so ingrained in our American way of life we don’t give them a second thought. We are so well off here in the Unit...

Speaking of Stupid Ideas

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:33, Monday, 20 May

“Putting in tens of millions of 5G antennae without a single biological test of safety has got to be about the stupidest idea anyone has had in the history of the world.” [More]
As stupid as letting tens of millions of foreign nationals, most of whom are illegals, into the country?

Flying with jerks

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 12:11, Monday, 20 May

We've all be on a flight with That Guy - the one who's obnoxious, belligerent, and possibly drunk or high.

This was beautiful.

It's from a few years back but I just ran across it.  Like I said, it's beautiful what happened to That Guy.

From Madam Hoyt:

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 10:53, Monday, 20 May

It is also, I think, responsible for why Portugal remains largely stagnant while any Portuguese immigrant abroad seems to have a head start on excelling in their field (Yes, weirdly, I did too. The odds against even being published in the bad old days were overwhelming. And most literary careers last 3 books, not 30 something.  And I’m not done yet.  And in indie, maybe monetary success will come, too.)

You see in Portugal being seen to work excessively or at something dirty, or having enough humility to start again if a career goes bang would be demeaning. It would rob you of your dignity and leave you open to predation or at least social opprobrium. Some people still do it, but they’re rare and exceedingly strong-willed.  Meanwhile the country, as a whole, lurches about with no innovation, no enterprise worth the name.

And from my gl...

Next Up For Britain: Spoon Control!

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 09:25, Monday, 20 May

The Regents Park Police recently proudly posted a photograph of the arms cache collected from a local charity shop, and destined for destruction so that they will not fall into the wrong hands.

I see a large number of undoubtedly dull used paring knives, a few old and cheap chef’s knives, a lowest quality used carving knife, several bread knives, two sharpening steels, two carving forks, a letter opener, a cheap tourist-trade replica barong, a cheap and inaccurate tourist version of a tanto, one fencing foil (these are all blunt), a cake frosting spreader, and a spoon (!).

Now, thank goodness, with that deadly spoon safely off the street, citizens of Regents Park can sleep safe in their beds.

And God’s Ocean

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 12:27, Monday, 20 May

Gothic Metal is often too brooding for me, but I’ve been fascinated by a German band who named themselves in Latin since I stumbled across them a couple of years ago. Lacrimas Profundere means “to shed tears” in Latin. And they mostly live up (live down?) to that name with a lot of brooding songs, […]

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McMillan McCubed (MC3) Stocks Now Shipping

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 10:00, Monday, 20 May

Mc3_Website_Header_TheLegend_REVBack in August 2018, TFB reported that the McMillan McCubed (MC3) stocks became available for preorder. A couple of days ago, the company announced that these stocks are now shipping. The stocks are available in two versions called The Legend, which is the tactical MC3 stock line, and The Tradition – the hunting MC3 stocks. […]

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09:55

…hopes that Glocester will oppose this measure if it comes up again in June. Although the resolution is symbolic, it is undoubtedly harmful because it advances the false narrative that the very rights and livelihoods of Second Amendment supporters are at risk. Law-abiding gun owners though should have no reason to feel threatened by the gun safety measures that community organizers advocate for, and in fact, all regulations–from banning guns in schools to banning military style assault weapons are constitutional.

Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence
May 18, 2019
Political Divide Splitting Communities Across RI — Is It a Trump Factor?
[You should not feel threatened because “all regulations … are constitutional.”

Wow! That’s so reassuring.

They must be attempting to exercise the The Big Lie propaganda technique. What will they tell us next, “work sets you free”?

I...

5/19/19 Houston Channel 2:

When officials arrived on the scene, they learned that the now-deceased man had broken into the home and was seen by the homeowner entering his daughter's room. Police said the father confronted the man and wrestled to get the man's gun away from him. 
The father was able to get the man's gun and shoot him, officials said. After the man was shot, he went downstairs and began stabbing himself, police said.
...

…it occurred to me: I sure am bundled up for late May.

Cold, windy, driving heavy rain…this is May in the desert?

Big Brother is on his way back to the Big City. I just this minute got a text from him – he has run into snow.

...

Prescription For Violence

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:20, Monday, 20 May

But the issue with SSRIs runs much deeper than just a random mental health break. These drugs are a prescription for violent crimes, and that’s a story the anti-gun media and politicians don’t want to talk about. [More]
So is the FDA's "black box warning" probable cause evidence that a level of custodianship is in order? And what would due process look like?

All Kofia and No Cattle

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:05, Monday, 20 May

Billy Chemirmir, 45, of Texas is accused of murdering multiple elderly women who lived in Dallas and Collins counties with a pillow, and subsequently robbing them...Mr Chemirmir worked as a nurse in his native country of Kenya, but appears to not have been legally working in healthcare in the US. Court records indicate that Mr Chemirmir posed as an employee at the Edgemere Retirement Community in Dallas under the alias “Benjamin Koitaba”. [More]
So he's not really "of Texas," is he? And that leads to some more questions, starting with what exactly is meant by "rigorous"?

[Via ...

Teacher of the Year

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:44, Monday, 20 May

A Southbridge teacher is accused of leaving ammunition in a school stairwell Thursday morning before calling police to report it. [More]
What a dumb@$$. Right in front of the camera, too.

[Via Michael G]



In a way, though, this strategy shares much in common with a longstanding complaint here about "conservative" groups asking us to petition safe district Democrats as opposed to focusing on swing votes.  Our NIH groups are doing nothing to change that while the enemy organizes and mobilizes.

'Conservative' Review

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:16, Monday, 20 May

I have nothing against the president’s latest immigration plan... [More]
Really? So you won't mind recognizing and addressing the elephant-killer in the room?

Separating Non-Families

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:07, Monday, 20 May

Rapid DNA testing reveals a THIRD of migrants faked family relationship with children to claim asylum during ICE pilot of the procedure in Texas [More]
And that's not an immediate disqualifier?

[Via Michael G]

Welcome to the Party, Pal

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:04, Monday, 20 May

Gun control must be central theme for Democratic candidates in 2020 [More]
Like it hasn't been?

Trayvon Martin's anti-gun violence activist mother Sybrina Fulton announces run for Florida office [More]
Does this promotional piece filed under "news" from a UK outlet count as foreign collusion to influence a U.S. election?

[Via Dave Licht]

Bad Ambassadors

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:51, Monday, 20 May

In addition to the pollution from ammunition and shells, the site is covered in trash, much of it riddled with bullet holes. The trash, which often includes electronics and appliances, can leave behind more contaminants, especially when it’s used for target practice. [More]
Talk about giving the antis a gift.

Burning Questions

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:31, Monday, 20 May

An artist built a temple to help people heal after the Parkland school shooting. He’s now going to set it on fire [More]
This'll cost the taxpayers what? And the appropriate "officials," including the Coral Springs fire and insurance guys, all signed off on this?

And the environmentalcases are OK with it, too? Even without an impact study?

[Via bondmen...
It was the second time in 13 months that a deputy’s car had been stolen by a handcuffed suspect. [More]
I notice our intrepid reporter couldn't seem to get "the deputy's" name, meaning it looks like he's still in the running for a spate, the sheriff's weasel-wording about "professionals" notwithstanding.

[Via bondmen...

Turn Out the Turncoat

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:25, Monday, 20 May

Justin Amash Gets GOP Primary Challenger After Impeachment Comments [More]
It's not like he's a Republican. Can the GOP expel people? That they have and will help fund his campaigns is a reason why I say never donate to the Party.

Even more upsetting to me:

This


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Hernandez was walking near 64th Street and Obispo Avenue Monday afternoon when a man knocked her to the ground and began kicking her and stomping on her head, prosecutors said. He then grabbed an electric scooter and hit her repeatedly. [More]
So it was one of those assault scooters, with no legitimate transporting purposes?

Arkansas woman sentenced to prison after posing as deputy, springing boyfriend from jail [More]
If she fooled "trained professionals," how much more vulnerable is it likely to assume the general public would be?

That's why I advise being aware of the number of these stories because you never know when justifiable doubts on your part might produce reasonable ones in the minds of jurors.

[Via bondmen...
UTILITY HALTS NATURAL GAS HOOK-UPS FOR NYC, LONG ISLAND AFTER CUOMO ADMINISTRATION BLOCKS PIPELINE [More]
Elect Democrats. They'll have us looking like Venezuela in no time.

[Via Jess]

Back At'cha

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:38, Monday, 20 May

At that time, Thomas, whose Twitter handle is “insurgent_prof,” urged his followers: “Don’t just interrupt a Senator’s meal, ya’ll. Put your whole damn fingers in their salads. Take their apps and distribute them to the other diners. Bring boxes, and take their food home with you on the way out. They don’t deserve your civility.” [More]
And @Jack hasn't banned him?

Anyway, if the incitement is "Let's get physical," two (and more) can play that game.

[Via Michael G]...

DIY

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:28, Monday, 20 May

The suspect, 28-year-old Joe Darwish, was wearing a bulletproof vest and was armed with a homemade assault weapon and a homemade 9 mm semi-automatic pistol, according to the San Diego County District Attorney's Office. [More]
But...but...but...

[Via William T]

Arm the Targets

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:58, Monday, 20 May

Follow-Up on Chernobyl

by ASM826 in Borepatch at 09:11, Monday, 20 May

As many of you suspected, the actual energy available in the potential steam explosion at the Chernobyl power plant was not in the megatons-of-TNT range. It would have been dramatic and it would have been large enough to disrupt the other reactors. It would have ejected a large quantity of the remaining core into the atmosphere and resulted a larger and more radioactive fallout zone. But it would not have been, as reported, in the 3 to 5 megaton range.

The best discussion on the topic I have found so far was at physics.stackexchange.com.

It isn't the show that came up with the reported numbers, though, so I am still open to further explanation. Here's an older interview reporting the high numbers.

Adam Piggot muses on how the Labor party lost an "unlosable" election.  The Greens Sink Labor:

Queensland won the election for the conservative Liberal party, not because of what they did but rather because of what Labor didn’t do. Labor didn’t stand up for its heartland in the face of the Adani protests. Not only that but labor has failed to understand that its traditional working class voters in outback mining towns are more and more in a high income bracket, a situation that is only a fairly recent development. When tradies are on a cool 250K pay packet then Labor’s class warfare tax brackets suddenly don’t have quite the appeal that they once had.
This culminated in the election campaign when a worker at the Gladstone Port in Queensland politely quizzed Shorten on what ...

and do what we want on gun safety!", give them this quote from Correia:
In something that I find profoundly troubling when I’ve had this discussion before, I’ve had a Caring Liberal tell me that the example of Iraq doesn’t apply because “we kept the gloves on”, whereas fighting America’s gun nuts would be a righteous total war with nothing held back… Holy shit, I’ve got to wonder about the mentality of people who demand rigorous ROEs to prevent civilian casualties in a foreign country, are blood thirsty enough to carpet bomb Texas.
You really hate us, and then act confused why we want to keep our guns? But I don’t think unrelenting total war against everyone who has ever disagreed with you on Facebook is going to be quite as clean as you expect.

and, as Insty put it, they're Democrat operatives with bylines.  Actual reporters would be raising three levels of bloody hell about this.

The fact that they're not tells you a lot.

I Suppose This Father Is An Example of Toxic Masculinity

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Monday, 20 May

So how would you respond to an intruder in your 13-year-old daughter’s room at 2:30 in the morning? Father shoots intruder after wrestling gun away from him, police say. When police arrived at the scene, witnesses told them the intruder had broken into a downstairs window and made his way up the stairs. Police say […]

Tesla and SolarCity

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Monday, 20 May

The Tesla fanboys were so sure that this merger was going to change the face of power generation. Didn’t really work out that way. MIT Technology Review: Tesla’s trumpeted solar shingles are a flop. But then I’ve always believed that Tesla (and Musk) were “all hat and no cattle” when it came to solar. For […]

MAS 49: A Universal Service Rifle

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Monday, 20 May

Preorders now open for my book, Chassepot to FAMAS: French Military Rifles 1866-2016! Get your copy here!

As the MAS 44 saw combat service with French Marines in Indochina, some of its shortcomings began to reveal themselves. The rifle was reliable and durable, but it lacked some capabilities, most importantly rifle grenade launching and optics mounting. After a test series of MAS 44A rifles, a new pattern was adopted as the MAS 49 and put into production in 1951.

A total of about 80,000 MAS 49 rifles were made, and they incorporated a scope mounting dovetail in the left side of the receiver and a grenade launching muzzle device and sight. In addition, the bayonet was left out, as it was no longer seen as necessary. Not all rifles were used with scopes or for launching gren...

FN Unveils MK48 Machine Gun in 6.5 Creedmoor

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 08:00, Monday, 20 May

As the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) starts today at The Tampa Convention Center (Florida) FN will be showing a prototype of a 6.5 Creedmoor Mk 48 Mod 2 Machine Gun. SOFIC is described as the premier venue for the SOF community to interact with relevant industries “and to collaborate on the challenges, initiatives, and […]

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AR Slings – Single Point vs Two Point

by Matt E in The Firearm Blog at 07:00, Monday, 20 May

In the market today, there are almost endless options for slings and a number of larger companies that make high-quality functional AR slings. There are a ton of variants but I get the most questions about single point and two point s...

heavy blazerCCI has rolled out a new flavor of ammo specifically meant to duplicate duty loads, but at a more affordable price-point for practice with their Heavy Blazer Brass 9mm in a 147 Grain FMJ (Full-Metal Jacket). A lot of hollow point offerings for 9mm come in heavier grain weights than traditional, cheap training ammo. It […]

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05:55

When we discuss the Deep State.

Ceding sovereignty to international bodies as a back door to leftist tyranny schemes.  One side is looking to take power and hold it, the other side wants to get along with the other and retain a higher class position.

It's how you get Trumps.  And on this issue, thank God.

But it might have been nice NOT to have to get here.  If those people that like to be in charge were actually responsive to the needs of the people they pretend to be in charge of, instead of acting like tyrannical nuisances, there wouldn't be a need for populism or, on the other side, communist revolution.  If the elites' priority had been the interests of Every Man instead of the System of 'Benevolent' Order they saw in their head there might be, now, a bit more balance in our political system.  Instead of madness that might get madder.

In sum, shove it, Mitt.  So glad I did not ...

Big Island: Alleged Crooked Cop was in Running to Become Chief … Both former officers will keep their full pensions regardless of the outcomes of their cases, according to police. [More]
Anybody still wondering why...?

Life in the Igeocracy...

Swiss Miss

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:44, Monday, 20 May

Swiss voters approve stricter gun control laws to fit with EU rules [More]
FirearmsNews asked me to write about this so I'm withholding further comment for that.

[Via several of you]

NYPD officer charged in plot to kill estranged husband and a child, court papers say ... Cincinelli faces up to 10 years in prison if she is convicted of the crime. [More]
Because by then, of course, she'll be totally trustworthy and safe to let out.

[Via several of you]

Seat Belts and Appendix Carry

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 03:49, Monday, 20 May

Written by Greg Ellifritz   Last week, I got the following question from a friend on my Facebook page.  He inquired: “I carry appendix IWB, but usually remove it while driving because I’ve always been afraid of the personal damage the seat belt would do going across my gun. I figure I’m more likely to […]

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Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 52: Touch the Bit

by Weerd Beard in Weer'd World at 02:00, Monday, 20 May

Hello Internet!

In This Episode:
  • Erin and Weer’d have some  random thoughts but no main topic;
  • Weer’d Brings us the third and final fisk of the New Zealand gun ban;
  • Oddball teaches us how to tell if the store you’re in caters to Mall Ninjas;
  • David gives us some tips on how to become knowledgeable on classic firearms;
  • and Weer’d’s daughter gives us a review of the drawing instructional site Art for Kids Hub.

Did you know that we have a Patreon? Join now for the low, low cost of $4/month (that’s $1/podcast) and you’ll get to listen to our podcast on Friday instead of Mondays, as well as patron-only content like mag dump episodes, our hilarious blooper reels and film tracks.

Show Notes

Main Topic

Louisville, Kentucky was flooded with planes, trains (or buses), and automobiles last week, May 9-11, as more than forty-five thousand student archers, coaches, family and friends, and other spectators gathered at the Louisville Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center for the 2019 National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®) Eastern National Tournament. Sure enough, this year’s turnout set another new record for the world- renowned archery program with just shy of fifteen thousand archers (14,946) in attendance, from last years 14,139. NASP®’s companion event, the International Bowhunting Organization 3D (IBO/3D) Challenge, also broke its record with 5,274 archers.

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As turkey season is coming to a close, another hunting season is underway, spring bear season. Canada, particularly Vancouver Island in British Columbia, is known for having the highest density of black bears in North America. These bears, also known as Island Black Bears, have recently been reclassified as their own subspecies, as they are known to be the largest bodied bear of their species. Bear hunting on Vancouver Island is an exciting hunt, as you see lots of bears on the move. I recently had the opportunity to hunt these Island giants. From my experience, here are my 5 bear hunting tips for someone hunting black bears on Vancouver Island for the first time.

News Flash: Texas Not In Favor of Gun Control

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:39, Monday, 20 May

And journalists and college professors are not happy. Oh, and both groups are still dancing in the blood of a school shooting. 1 year after Santa Fe shooting, Texas shuns tougher gun laws. A year after a high school mass shooting near Houston that remains one of the deadliest in U.S. history, Texas lawmakers are […]

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