Friday, 20 September

04:55

What era would you choose?

Me?  I wouldn't want to go too far back.  No Rome or Colonial New England.  Certainly not 30 Years War era.  I'd want Air Conditioning and Anti-Biotics, and Modern Dentistry.  Yes, I capitalized them, as they are Important.

So, Post WWII.

Hey, Ima like the look of cars for a bit until the mid 70s!

But what would I drink?

Post prohibition beer isn't that great, and only get's worse over time until the microbrew revolution 60 years later.  Soda of the 40s-70s, for me, is too sweet.  I have to wait for the mid-80s to get a decent sugar substitute.  You remember how bad cyclamates and saccharin was!  So, decent beer is unavailable in the US for a couple decades, then when aspartame is available you still have to wait another decade for truly good micros to roll into the market.

Pah!

There is no such thing as the good old days.

Maybe I can live off of Ballantine from 1940-1970.


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Gun News

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 04:44, Friday, 20 September

My Facebook feed lit up this morning with news that Colt's Manufacturing has stopped producing rifles for the civilian market.  My first thought was a big yawn.  I have mine, and I'm sure that you have yours.  There is no shortage of ARs in the market.  But then I noticed that the folks celebrating the news are all diehard liberals, so I decided to dig a little further.  I found Colt's official statement: (clipped for brevity).

The fact of the matter is that over the last few years, the market for modern sporting rifles has experienced significant excess manufacturing capacity. Given this level of manufacturing capacity, we believe there is adequate supply for modern sporting rifles for the foreseeable future.
Yep, there is no shortage of manufacturing capacity for modern sporting rifles. Everybody is making them.  I have several Colt's firearms in the inventory, and that fact of the matter is that the only other one I'd like to have is simply out of reach.  I'd really like a NIB Peacemaker in .45 C...

Weekend Knowledge Dump- September 20, 2019

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 04:03, Friday, 20 September

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

 

Phone Store Employee Smokes Armed Robber

There are a lot of very valuable lessons to be learned from this shooting.  I probably wouldn’t have kept shooting as long as our victim here.  With that said, from the victim’s perspective the weapon hand was somewhat concealed and not easily viewed.  The suspect was continuing to move his upper body.  I think it’s very easy to assume that those movements could be his attempt to shoot.  That’s likely why the DA didn’t pursue charges.  

 

 

Gear Review: Summer Test of Zu...

I had the great fortune of being included in “Time” magazine’s Guns in America, recently nominated for an Emmy. This feature used 245 people, their pictures and their words, mine included, to start a discussion about the gun issue. The artist, JR, captured all of our pictures and put them together in a mural that is now touring the country and was the fold-out cover of this special edition of “TIME.” Then, they recorded our own statements of what we thought about guns; with no coaching of what to say, and unedited. 

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We are most thankful that Hurricane Dorian left us alone, and we wish the very best for those who were impacted by that severe weather event.

This is our 35th year of operations here in Southwest Florida, and we are no strangers to the annual threat of hurricanes.  We have learned a good deal during that time.  First and most importantly, don’t panic.  Have a plan in place and work the plan.

Hurricane Dorian

Do not wait until the event is on its way to think about your plan.  It needs to be completed well in advance of hurric...

01:55

Yessss Recoil did me a solid with their review:

You can grab my ENDO Tactical glock stock adapter for $35 if you hit the link.  I like that folding stock they used, and the paracord upgrade for the pin.

You can check out RECOIL’s full buyers guide for stocks for your glock pistol.  A lot of good options… I’m not a hater, I’m a fan of most of those for ...

Brandon with the good hair does a bEtO meme review:

I’m happy to say I just found out what a bEtO was last week.  Although I find politicians peak cringe, the memes are pretty fire when they are gun related.

6:42 – LOL I’ll have to lift that clip for an IG post haha.

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Thursday, 19 September

22:55

This is one hell of an obit!

in Of Arms and the Law at 20:35, Thursday, 19 September

The obit includes:

"He survived a terrorist attack in Sri Lanka; dodged anti-American demonstrations in Beijing, China, when the U. S. bombed the Chinese embassy in Belgrade; witnessed the beheading of eight drug smugglers in Saudi Arabia, went behind the Iron Curtain into Communist East Germany years before the Berlin Wall fell; and lived in the Philippines while President Marcos seized power and became a dictator.

Allan falsified his birth certificate, forged permission papers, and enlisted in the U. S. Coast Guard at age 14 for four years during the Korean War. He served on a ship in the Pacific, on isolated duty on an island in Palau, and on a gunboat in Florida. After his discharge at age 18, he served as an Able Seaman (Unlimited, Any Waters) in the Merchant Marine for a season on a Great Lakes ore carrier.

Allan was founder and Past National Commander of Veterans of Underage Military Service...."

18:55

Trump Playing 3D Chess

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 16:07, Thursday, 19 September

9/18/19 Breitbart presents a very worrying headline:

White House, DOJ Gun Control Proposal Includes Universal Background Checks
But what is proposed is a requirement that "commercial sales" by those who lack an FFL would have to run background checks.  But federal law already says that if you do sales of firearms as a business, for the purpose of profit, you must have an FFL.  Such sales without an FFL are felonies.  So this proposal apparently requires felons to perform background checks.  If such a commercial seller asks for a background check, they are admitting they are engaged in a felony, and such an admission is self-incriminating.  Punishing such sellers for asking for a background check violates the Fifth Amendment.  This proposal appears to not apply to private party sales except for those buying guns to resell privately for profit: strawman sellers, a felony.

So why this proposal?&nbsp...

Fajitas

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 17:08, Thursday, 19 September

This morning before school, I asked the boys what they wanted for supper.  Fajitas!  Okay.  I went to the grocers today and picked up some chicken and other goodies that we needed.  Then came home and sliced the chicken ad marinated it in a good fajita seasoning that grandson Quinton recommended.  Put it in the fridge to marinate.  When the boys got home from school today, we sliced the veggies (onion, peppers, and tomatoes), sprinkled them with that same seasoning, then dropped them on the griddle, along with the chicken and some good local venison sausage.  Then, we drizzled everything with lemon juice and let it fester on that hot iron.

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Problems with Wind Turbines

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 18:12, Thursday, 19 September

What happens when engineers with grand ideas don’t talk to people who maintain stuff in real life? So in my pinball-like movement around the internet, caused by my searches, and friends’ emails, I stumbled across Discovery UK video about problems with the composite blades that make up modern wind turbines. That is a long, but […]

Inside colt m4sThere have recently been some rumours that Colt is abandoning the civilian AR-15 market. The truth isn’t quite so simple. With national news outlets picking up the story, Colt have today released a statement emphasising their commitment to the Second Amendment and reassuring that they ‘highly value’ their civilian customers. COLT CONTINUES: Pauses Civilian AR-15 Market […]

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The post COLT CONTINUES: Pauses Civilian AR-15 Production For Military Contracts appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

In a past article, I talked about the pros and cons of carrying a spare magazine. In that article, I also talked about the different methods of carrying a spare magazine. It’s important to plan ahead when configuring your load...

POTD: Spartan Brigade Get their M17s

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Thursday, 19 September

The roll out of the US Army’s new Modular Handgun System continues, with the U.S. Army’s Pacific Command tweeting on 16 September, that soldiers stationed in Alaska and members of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Div (or Spartan Brigade) received their new M17s. The soldiers took part in a “train the trainer” course to […]

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Thompson submachine gun is one of the first weapons of the XX century that become a true mass culture icon. Even now very few weapons are as legendary as an old Tommy Gun (“Chicago Typewriter”, “Trench Broom” or any other nickname you want to use). It was developed for the trench warfare of the First […]

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15:55

Good news on pending gun legislation

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 15:32, Thursday, 19 September

Alan Gottlieb, of SAF, posted this on Twitter this morning:

I will share more information about White House calls about gun legislation at the Gun Rights Policy Conference this weekend. It will be live streamed on the Second Amendment Foundation’s Facebook page.

GRPC is this weekend in Phoenix. Walk registration is available. I highly recommend attending this.

Also:

I got call from White House staff. Gave me details on what the President is considering to support with regard to gun legislation. They considered my comments and ideas and we were on the same page. I like the red lines that they have drawn to protect Second Amendment rights.

What Sean posted about the other day may be what we are looking at.

It could have been a whole lot worse. Last year, I took a few shots at some big whitetail does from my elevated blind in the Ozarks, only to miss again and again. Frustrated, but thankful that that I hadn’t wounded any of them, I decided to figure out why I had missed and how I can improve. With whitetail rifle season starting here in the Missouri Ozarks in mid-November, I’ve been out in my blind, practicing up to 300 yards for elevation with Federal’s Fusion ammo, an ammo that I’ve used for years and highly recommend.

First of all, let’s discuss the ammo before learning what I did to hone my skills up high.

I hunt with a Ruger American standard-bolt rifle chambered in 7mm-08 Rem. I had good luck with this gun and cartridge (and Fusion ammo) 2 years ago from this blind when I tagged a nice 8-pointer. But, that one was at about 85 yards and no problem....

Story here. No way to know if it's due to pressure, or just market forces (a LOT of competition in the AR field these days).

“But some of these bullets as you saw have an incendiary device on the tip of it, which is a heat-seeking device, so you don’t shoot deer with a bullet that size. If you do, you could cook it at the same time.”
and  
“Here is the thing… I don't think you could even eat the meat of an animal killed with a semi automatic weapon. It would be so full of shrapnel.”
Just amazing, isn't it?

“Well, there’s a lot of things I could list.  I would love to see a ban on semiautomatic weapons, and the ammunition that goes with them but right now we’re working on background checks,” she says with an air of confidence. 

Wait, what?  Did she really just say ban all semiautos and the ammo that goes with ‘em???  Banning semiauto ammo would mean banning most categories of firearms.
Nuance Bro did what any credible journalist would do in his position and asked for her to clarify her radically inane statement.  

“I would like [the U.S.] to mirror California’s gun laws,” she says to sum up her stance.  
But you can buy semiautomatic handguns in California, he responds.  To which she says, “Well, we’ve banned the bump stock.”

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In Other News...

by The Uninvited Ombudsman in Page Nine at 13:27, Thursday, 19 September

GunsAmerica is reporting on a black couple who run a self defense and firearms-safety training firm in L.A. censured by political pressure, apparently (though unconfirmed) from Cory Booker and Maxine Waters, according to the business owner. A story featuring the firm set to run in the black community newspaper the next day was scrapped, details here:

https://www.gunsamerica.com/digest/exclusive-historic-la-newspaper-pulls-pro-gun-article-due/

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Mind-boggling hatred of our sitting president has allowed our die-hard real Russian communist enemies to avoid desperately needed attention. Isn't that the real conclusion of the Mueller report? Russia is working against us non-stop, and the democrats are working non-stop against our president, out of blin...

JPFO editorial: Democrats calling for disarmament

by The Uninvited Ombudsman in Page Nine at 13:24, Thursday, 19 September

I am a consultant to this group.

Serving as Editor for their newsletter, The Bill of Rights Sentinel, it seems to me they are 100% on target with this position.

If you agree, at least see what else they have to say, click the newsletter title above for the archive, all of it consistent, most of it never voiced elsewhere. Learn more about this group that holds the moral high ground, http://www.jpfo.org


Few groups have the guts to make this announcement.

  No democrat has spoken out against the bold, explicit demand to confiscate guns.
They stand in favor of it, with silent approval and lack of complaint.
This is what they plan if they gain power, no more mincing words.
They show no fear of armed revolt.


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12:55

Editing Video

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 10:17, Thursday, 19 September

I have learned a lot about video since beginning my political campaign.  Those seemingly effortless videos we see on ouTube and Facebook are a lot harder than they appear to produce.  I'm doing it all myself, from the set to the script, to the editing, and I've found, roughly, that it take and hour to complete a minute of video.

I've been playing with a five-minute video all morning, and I'm still not sure that I have it right.  My quality control (Velle) will e home this evening, so I'll have her watch it and get her opinion and feedback.  I don't post anything online that she doesn't approve before-hand.


“It is as heavy as 10 boxes that you might be moving and the bullet that is utilized, a .50 caliber, these kinds of bullets, need to be licensed and do not need to be on the street.” [More]
And here I thought "the shoulder thing that goes up" was the benchmark for presumptuous ignorance.

Lowering the Barr

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:32, Thursday, 19 September

An Awful, Horrible, No-Good Expanded Background Check “Idea” [More]
I hate to say "I told you so."

Maybe the brilliance of this latest 3D chess move will become apparent right before the gates slam shut...?

Why Don't We Regulate Guns Like Cars?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:23, Thursday, 19 September


Everything in due time... [More]

You Can't Have It Both Ways

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:16, Thursday, 19 September

“Facebook just admitted in a federal document that they are, indeed, a publisher, not a platform, and they are demanding First Amendment protections from Laura Loomer's defamation lawsuit.” The upshot: “This means, Mark Zuckerberg lied to Congress.” [More]
If they need a vacancy, they could always stick him in Epstein's old cell.

[Via Michael G]

A former Pinellas County school guardian was arrested Wednesday and charged with five counts of false verification of ownership for pawning a handgun and other items issued to him by the Sheriff’s Office. [More]
Ah, those Opposite Day "progressive" trustees...

[Via Steve T

As Serious as the Movement to Resist?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:41, Thursday, 19 September

Adam Kinzinger: 'Serious movement' brewing to overturn entire Second Amendment
And he's doing everything he can to preemptively surrender incremental obstacles and clear the way for it.

This is what too many Republicans feel free doing when they think their seats are safe. That's because there's never been a serious movement to let the Party know that until they offer acceptable candidates, ones who actually lead, they can feel our pain.

And does somebody want to tell the blonde that the right isn't "given to us in the Consitution"?
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Lawyers release video of Rifle police shooting man in the back as he jogs away [More]
"RWL" is quite the "Leader."

[Via Neil W]

We're the Only Ones Defining Enough

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:51, Thursday, 19 September

“The (DNR) attempted to capture him to re-home him but he was acting aggressively toward the officers and that is why he was euthanized.” [More]
What exactly does"acting aggressively" mean, and is it the same as "resisting arrest"?

And is "euthanized" Newspeak for shooting it?

[Via Michael G]

The Trump administration has awarded nearly $1 million in grants to an illegal immigrant advocacy organization that has directly worked to undermine enforcement efforts at the southern border. [More]
Embedded bureaucrats continue to subvert from within.

[Via Mack H]

With 'Republicans' Like These

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:36, Thursday, 19 September

Former Bush staffer urges 'fellow Latinos' to vote Trump 'out of office' [More]
But he's "not asking you to become a Democrat. "

He doesn't have to.

[Via Mack H]

An Obituary for the Boy Scouts of America [More]
Destroying traditions -- and any memory of them -- is part of the plan.

I'm sure the uniforms for the mandatory Young Patriots League of Loyalty will be more impressive.

[Via Michael G]

Glad We're on the Same Team!

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:10, Thursday, 19 September

How a hard-charging lawyer helped fuel a civil war inside the NRA [More]
Did we mention he gave money to Beto?


Hey, don't let me stop you from digging deep for Wayne's interminable fundraising appeals.  He needs to...

The Anti-Barretts

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:55, Thursday, 19 September

Colt to Stop Manufacturing AR-15s For Sale to Civilian Market [More]
Hey, you don't want Beto's Raiders to be outgunned...

[Via Jess]
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It's Only a Movie...

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:36, Thursday, 19 September

Sandy Hook Promise’s chilling back-to-school PSA hopes to prevent mass shootings [More]
Nothing like a slick, well-financed ad by professional illusionists to make the cud-chewers clutch their pearls. And get all kinds of free commercials via "news" stories.

Which school was used? You never know where asking such questions might lead.

At least it looks like they didn't plagiarize -- this time.

[Via ...

We're the Only Ones Possessive Enough

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:25, Thursday, 19 September

A St. Louis police officer is accused of using a gun to stop his vehicle from being repossessed. [More]
Yet the uniform is all it takes to keep the herd from spooking.

[Via bondmen]
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Judging a Book by Its Cover

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:18, Thursday, 19 September

An updated ad would need an image without a gun. [More]
Just think of it as ideological cleansing.

[Via bondmen]

Granville County Sheriff Brindell Wilkins learned one of his deputies had a tape of him making “racially offensive” comments, prosecutors say. So the North Carolina lawman encouraged another man to kill the officer, according to a felony indictment revealed late Monday night. [More]
"I Shot the Sheriff" could use a lyrics update.

[Via bondmen]
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TRAINING OPPORTUNITY

by Mas in at 09:57, Thursday, 19 September

The Evil Princess has asked me to remind all y’all of a couple of training opportunities we’re offering. I’ll be teaching them personally. Details on all, including how to sign up with the local host of our programs, can be … Read more

Bump Stock Ban Update: Oh dear bog

by Carl Bussjaeger in The Zelman Partisans at 12:43, Thursday, 19 September

I read a couple of the most recent responses from the government in the Aposhian and GOA challenges of the ban.

I see the government still fails to explain some points.

1. The government argues that pulling the action of the firearm forward to engage the trigger with the user’s finger the first time is a “pull of the trigger,” but then argues that pulling the action forward a second time is not a “pull of the trigger.” Why are identical acts not the same?

2. The government asserts that the Akins Accelerator is a machinegun because the spring absorbed recoil energy then used the stored energy to push the action forward again. And yet it then argues that using a rubber band to absorb recoil energy and push the action forward is not a machinegun. W.T.F?

3. “A ‘Single Function of the Trigger’ Is a ‘Single Pull of the Trigger’ and Analogous Motions,...

Avast, me hearties!

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 12:31, Thursday, 19 September


Arrrrrr!

What a fellow Texan thinks of Bobby O'Rourke

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 10:44, Thursday, 19 September


Interestingly, Beto looks like Bobby but he drives like Teddy.

Hat tip to The Queen Of The World.

Snowflakes Melting Again at Yale

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 09:17, Thursday, 19 September


Laurie Santos, new “Head” of Silliman College, famed for teaching an extremely popular course on Happiness.

The Yale Daily News reports that a Yale junior’s Instagram quip has the campus again in a turmoil over Free Speech, with many students demanding punishment, Silliman Head Laurie Santos promising action and then crawfishing, Peter Salovey timidly defending Free Speech, and faculty arguing.

All this ICE but no detention centers in sight,” read the caption, beneath an Instagram photo of a Yale junior smiling amid a backdrop of snowy mountains.

Was the gaffe a distasteful joke or an affront to undocumented immigrants? Yale administrators and faculty disagreed. Screenshots of the post — a play on the U.S. Immigration and Custom...

SAAMI Standardizes 12 Gauge 1-3/4″ Ammunition

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Thursday, 19 September

Vista Outdoors has published a press release announcing that SAAMI (Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute) has approved and issued the 12 Gauge 1-3/4″ cartridge and chamber drawing standards for smoothbore barrels. Currently, you can find on the market 1-3/4″ 12 gauge ammunition made by Federal Premium (Shorty Shotshells), Aguila (Minishells) and Challenger (Super Shortshells). […]

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Jones Arms Energy Absorbing Bumper (EAB)

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 10:00, Thursday, 19 September

Jones Arms has released an affordable little accessory designed to mitigate the felt recoil, vibrations and shocks in AR-15/AR-10 pattern rifles. This new product is called Energy Absorbing Bumper (EAB). It is a polymer tip of a unique construction that simply replaces the standard polymer tip on AR-15 buffers. Presumably, the bellows-shaped polymer tip squashes […]

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FLIR thermal imaging devicesFrom now until 9/30/2019, FLIR is offering up $400 off all thermal imaging devices through their online web store and authorized retailers. Details can be found in the link found below. As a shameless plug for the Friday Night Light’s series here at TFB, I invite you to tune into Nick C.’s weekly knowledge download […]

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08:55

Quote of the day—Chris Knox

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:00, Thursday, 19 September

Apparently @TheBabylonBee is now hard news. I wish them the best in this new phase.

Chris Knox
Tweeted on September 14, 2019
[This was in regards this Tweet from The Babylon Bee:

Insane Guy Shouting He’ll Buy Back Your Stuff With Your Own Money Becomes Popular Democratic Candidate https://t.co/RDWqCvKcBa

— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) September 14, 2019

It is, of course, a reference to Beto saying that as POTUS, if given the chance, he would demand a “mandatory buyback” of all privately owned AR-15s.

I agree with Knox. The Babylon Bee has been a great satire site and I will miss the humor. But if the skill they have demonstrated continues in their new endeavors they will do well and I also wish them the be...

Trial Balloon

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 05:07, Thursday, 19 September

The Whitehouse has released a trial balloon on a possible gun control scheme to placate the gun banners which will totally make them vote for Trump next November.

It's a gimped Universal Background check bill.

And folks don't like it.  I am one of those folks.  Unless hidden in it is some provision that removes all references to serial numbers in the background check.  It might also be a good way to expand the number of quasi FFLs as an unintended consequence.

The President didn't send it out and quickly announced through surrogate that he himself might not be on board with it.  So even he doesn't like it.  And at least needs cover from it. 

Ted Cruz notes it does nothing to go after bad guys and instead only goes after good guys. 

The only good thing I can say about it is this bill now might be better than a worse bill later and fend off that worse bill further into the future. 

But it still feel like I am losing another slice of the ...

The Grill Next Door

by Unknown in Home on the Range at 08:13, Thursday, 19 September

There's more to your grill than meat.  Over the last couple of summers, I've grilled an assortment of veggies as well as peaches and pineapple to serve alongside pork or over ice cream (and if you drizzle a little rum on the pineapple before serving you'll be sure to hear at least one happy "Arghhhh" from your family or guests).

But some items are just staples for grilling.  Corn. Sure you can cook it on the stove, in a cooler or in a microwave but grilling is awesome.  The corn this year is not so good, so I was looking for something to make it both moist and flavorful and saw an idea in Better Home and Gardens (one of the few magazines I enjoy).  It involved basting the corn during grilling with a salad dressing based sauce.

Liking the concept bu...

September Update Post

by correia45 in Monster Hunter Nation at 08:26, Thursday, 19 September

Okay, lots of stuff going on this month.

Usually I link to my blog posts on Facebook, but I’ll just have to count on you guys to share this one for me because I caught another 72 ban.

It wasn’t even for my last blog post where I once again point out that Mike Glyer is a scumbag parasite shit weasel. It was for a brief post the night before, after Jesse told me the idiots were talking about me on File 770 again, I tagged Richard Fox, and asked for the details of Glyer pirating him. All I said was “Glyer needs to learn to keep my name out of his whore mouth”.

Boom.  Reported for hate speech. 😀

These people are very predictable.  As I’ve said before the biggest difference between the right and the left in America is that the left wants to silence everyone who disagrees. The right wants the left to keep talking so you can see how crazy they are.

On that note, if you haven’t yet, read through the comments of the last blog post. The only reason I haven’t banned the extremely unctuou...

A Thousand Funded Cuts

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:54, Thursday, 19 September

Frivolous Lawsuits Once Again Threaten the Gun Industry [More]
In a rational world, those doing the harassment would be countersued into oblivion. And RICO charges would be filed.

Forgive me for wondering how John Roberts is going to screw us this time.

[Via bondmen]...

And On That Glorious Day...

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:45, Thursday, 19 September

It is about the consequences that would come when the rule of law returns and justice demands to be done. Because there will be an accounting before the law for anyone who swore to defend the Constitution and then willingly does the opposite.  [More]
Flesh that out, because I seem to have missed the civil war victory part.

I'd also like to see substantiation of those percentages.

[Via Sam Adams 1776]
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YUGE Ideas! Terrific Ideas!

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:11, Thursday, 19 September

"Look, I'm a very strong believer in the Second Amendment," Trump continued. "We're going to protect our Second Amendment. We have plenty of ideas."
That's what worries me.

[Via Wynn A

(FoxNews does not allow access from Blogger links. Copy and paste:  https://www.foxnews.com/media/trump-second-amendment-nra-guns )

Situational Obliviousness

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:29, Thursday, 19 September

A Dingmans Ferry, Pa., driver was jailed after police say that during a vehicle stop on Route 206, a trooper observed ammunition and a weapons case on his passenger’s seat -- and later found assault rifles and high capacity ammunition. [More]
I'm sorry if I seem unsympathetic, but how the hell does a gun owner reach age 69 and not know right-across-the-river New Jersey's gonna getcha if you don't watch out?

[Via Wynn A

Killing the Messenger

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:11, Thursday, 19 September

Twitter Suspends Second Amendment Foundation Account on Eve of Gun Rights Policy Conference [More]
No bias there, no sir.

I'm still seeing their page, but don't see updates since July...

What Can Brown Do for You?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:56, Thursday, 19 September


[More]The "progressive" girls seem to all be having a pretty good time. I guess no one told them yet that they were supposed to be hysterically outraged.

It's actually the photo further down where he's faking Sikh piety I find offensive, mostly because of the with a beta cuck look on his fa...

Woke Up, It was a Chelsea Morning

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:31, Thursday, 19 September

Chelsea Handler says she needed ‘therapy’ before interviewing conservatives for white privilege documentary [More]
Why doesn't she just get another abortion?  Those always seem to make her and Alyssa feel better.

Jimmy Carter says Trump re-election would be ‘a disaster’ [More]
Yeah. He'd probably run us out of gas, give away the Panama Canal and turn Iran over to the ayatollahs.

Another One Rides the Bus

by Tam in View From The Porch at 06:39, Thursday, 19 September

I took the IndyGo Red Line down to pick up the film from my first trip on the IndyGo Red Line, which feels incredibly recursive.

It was a roll of Ilford XP2...

[Ed: Dr. Faria first published this at GOPUSA.com August 28 and HaciendaPub.com August 31. It is minimally edited for DRGO.] The mainstream media (MSM) have been sensationalizing mass shootings for the last three decades, reaching a crescendo in the last several months. They sensationalized gun violence as a way to put pressure on and force […]

in some places, and what they do, this has some good information on CCW and when to draw.  And things not to do.


Genuine UFOs Filmed by US Navy?

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:50, Thursday, 19 September

Popular Mechanics has posted three UFO videos which it says are real videos taken from US Navy aircraft.

The U.S. Navy has confirmed that three online videos purportedly showing UFOs are genuine. The service says the videos, taken by Navy pilots, show “unexplained aerial phenomena,” but also states that the clips should have never been released to the public in the first place.

RTWT

I Guess She Didn’t Think The Law Applied to Her

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Thursday, 19 September

She apparently believed that rules and the rule of law are for the little people. NYPD cop gets court date for alleged murder-for-hire plot. Cincinelli was arrested in May for allegedly giving her boyfriend John DiRubba $7,000 to arrange hits on her estranged husband, Isaiah Carvalho, and DiRubba’s own 15-year-old daughter. The Federal Court declared […]

Hobbes’ “State of War” Comes to Minneapolis

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Thursday, 19 September

It isn’t about the weapons used; it is about the breakdown of civilization. 20 Arrested, 18 Charged In Brutal Downtown Minneapolis Robberies. The attacks were caught on surveillance video, taking place in August. Police say groups of people would target one person, assault them, and often to take their cellphone and wallet. The 18 suspects […]

Knife Control Won’t Make People Act with Compassion

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:39, Thursday, 19 September

If a gun had been used, the media would ignore this aspect of the story to scream for gun control. But why doesn’t anyone today have simple compassion for their fellow human beings? (Hint: It isn’t a lack of gun or knife control.) ‘They videoed his death instead of helping him’: A teen was fatally […]

Arsenals of History 2019: Guns in Video Games

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Thursday, 19 September

Arsenals of History is an annual symposium of firearms museum, and met this year at the newly renovated Cody Firearms Museum. The theme of this year’s symposium was social media and museums. This presentation was given by Danny Michael, Assistant Curator for he Cody Firearms Museum. Video games today are a massive influence on much of society, and today’s big-name games (like Battlefield One and Call of Duty) often include quite accurate representations of historical firearms. How can a museum best cater to the interest of gamers who find themselves looking at the real-world models of those game elements? Should museums recognize this at all? What are some options and potential practices?

Get your mag well ready people, the Extendez 30 round 3D printed Glock Magazine is here. Ivan the troll, has just released his latest print. A new 30 round 3D printable Glock magazine, an upgrade from their standard capacity 3D printed Glock Mag, the Extendez is no ordinary Glock magazine. In addition to having a […]

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NEW Brownells Wrenchman AR-15 Handguards

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 07:00, Thursday, 19 September

Brownells Wrenchman AR-15 Handguards (main)Brownells now offers their own AR-15 handguards/rails called Wrenchman. The company’s goal is to offer handguards packed with all the features modern shooters demand at an affordable price. Currently, these rails are available in two versions – Wrenchman and Wrenchman Precision. Let’s take a closer look at each of them. Brownells Wrenchman Handguard The Wrenchman […]

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Laugo Arms ALIEN – Low Bore Axis and Proper Grip

by Giorgio O in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Thursday, 19 September

Laugo Arms Alien Shooting.We just read in the latest Wheelgun Wednesday the cautionary tale by Nicholas C about the proper grip technique to be adopted with the Chiappa Rhino. In the same days, Laugo Arms Czechoslovakia published on their YouTube channel a couple of videos explaining how their Alien pistol must be gripped and shot. The analogy easily comes […]

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Grandpa

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 03:00, Thursday, 19 September

On this day in 1944. My grandpa was killed by Japanese forces.

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity. The Silver Star. Semper Fi.  I wonder what he really did to earn that?  The details of the citation are sparse.

Peleliu. HQ company for his battalion. 1/7. Hanneken commanding the regiment.

I get my height from him. No one else in my family is as tall as us.  My other grandpa came closest.

Enlisted 2 June 1942. Mom was born 30 May 1942.


I've been looking for contemporary accounts that might giv...


My husband Russ and I recently celebrated our 11th anniversary. We decided to leave the kid and the dog with grandma and head up into the Beartooth Mountains for a four-wheeling adventure to mark the date. We couldn’t remember the last time we had loaded only one machine into the bed of the truck, and we were looking forward to a fun day exploring together.

We parked at a camp spot and ate lunch before loading up the Polaris wheeler for our trip. As we started out on the dirt trail, we noticed another ATV stopped on the path up ahead. The driver was looking at something off to the side, so we pulled up behind him and noticed a whitetail doe drinking from the stream below. We introduced ourselves. Our new friend, Burke, was visiting from Minnesota; he comes out to Wyoming every summer to spend a few weeks in the mountains. We decided to continue our trek together in case either of us had any problems, and it’s a good thing we did. Our magically planned anniversary trip was about to become one of the most disastrous adve...

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Point/Counterpoint

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 18:50, Wednesday, 18 September


DOJ: (I guess it's not really about "background checks.")

and

House Republicans and Tea Party Patriots Action (better, but still falls short of SNBI for my tastes.)

Flying With Guns

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 05:00, Wednesday, 18 September

Written by: Greg Ellifritz

 

I travel quite a bit.  Most of my adventures take place in third world countries where I can’t carry my gun.  But whenever I travel anywhere in the United States, I bring a couple pistols, even when traveling by air.

 

 As I was going through the airline firearms check procedures on my most recent trip, it struck me that many of my readers might not know that it is legal to carry guns in checked airplane baggage.   Here’s what you have to do to be legal:

 

– Unload the guns

 

– Place the unloaded guns into a locked, hard sided case.  The case must be completely sealed.  If a TSA agent can manually pry open a corner of your case enough to slide a finger inside, you likely won’t be allowed to check the gun. 

Also, a strict interpretation of the law seems to mandate that the lock on your gun case must NOT be TSA-acce...

Signs and Portents

by Ian Argent in Shall Not Be Questioned at 20:10, Wednesday, 18 September

Politico reports on what is alleged to be a White House proposal (PDF link) for increasing background checks. Only, something is kind of fishy about it. The Politico story quotes a White House spokesman

As far as the document circulating on the Hill, [Hogan Gidley, a White House spokesman] added: “That is not a White House document, and any suggestion to contrary is completely false.”

And when I actually read the (alleged) document, I have my doubts. It’s possible that the White House drafted a proposal that starts with the premise that there are Unlicensed Commercial Sales, and that there are commercial sellers who are not licensed dealers, but that doesn’t seem all that likely to me. Unless they’re expanding the definition of “commercial sales” to include all sales (there’s a reference to “Manchin-Toomey draft legislation” as well, which I haven’t seen the curren...

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USB Microscope

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 15:25, Wednesday, 18 September

Not enough resolution to read microprint cards with any useful quality.  Focus is rough, and glare from light is a problem. 

Not even close to the advertised 250x.  Not even useful for grandkid science teaching. Finally found brightness control.  Eliminated the glare, but still not 250x.

Because even I know the Babylon Bee is a parody site, and I don’t even read it much.

Exhibit A:
Liberty University Criticized After Unveiling Stained Glass Window Depicting Donald Trump

The window is featured prominently in the chapel, allowing students and faculty to pray to their lord and savior Donald Trump as they escape the pressures and worries of campus life for a few minutes.

“We wanted the renovated prayer chapel to really help students think about what’s important: President Trump and His anointed agenda to make America great again,” said school president Jerry Falwell, Jr.

Okay, right, I don’t really like the Falwells either but a bit of fact-checking might be in order here before anybody else runs with the story.

But no. Exhibit B:
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Also

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 14:09, Wednesday, 18 September

Fixed this for ya, @willwilkinson! https://t.co/yMMbKtNnyo pic.twitter.com/rC4IN2vuwp

— Robby Soave (@robbysoave) September 18, 2019

It took a whole week

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 14:06, Wednesday, 18 September

Before a Democrat said Beto was wrong. 


Dem Sen. @JoeManchinWV on Beto pledge to confiscate AR15s:

"Beto's one human being. He gave his own opinion, OK? I think it was very harmful to make it look like all the Democrats. I can tell you one thing: @BetoORourke's not taking my guns away from me. You tell Beto that OK?"

— Lindsay Wise (@lindsaywise) September 18, 2019

A Matter of Debt and Honor

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 17:35, Wednesday, 18 September

We call for an immediate and unequivocal renunciation of that position by every politician seeking office, unless they come out and publicly demand repeals of The U.S. Bill of Rights. Do not be cowards--face us and admit where you stand. [More]
If you have representatives and senators who SAY they support 2A, tell them this is your expectation and you vote.

A really good response to San Francisco

in Of Arms and the Law at 17:24, Wednesday, 18 September

Right here, on Youtube. My suggested response was to declare the San Francisco Board of Supervisors a domestic nitwit organization that has turned a perfectly nice city into an overpriced human dungheap.

The largest battle in the ancient world

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 16:18, Wednesday, 18 September

On this day in 324 AD, the Battle of Chrysopolis was fought in a Roman civil war between the rival emperors Licinius (who controlled the eastern half of the Empire) and Constantine the Great (who controlled the western half).

It was a winner-take-all deal, and had essentially all the troops in the Empire on hand.  While ancient sources are notoriously inaccurate on army sizes - the chronicles tell us that Licinius had 170,000 men and Constantine 130,000 - we know that both the Rhein and Danube defensive limes had been stripped by Constantine, and the eastern legions all collected by Licinius.  We know this because there was no raiding into an undefended Empire by the barbarian tribes in the west, or by the Persian Empire in the east.

The reason is that both the barbarians and the Persians had been hired as mercenaries by the two rival Emperors, and so rather than raiding were being paid to fight for an Augustus.  Like I said, it was a winner-take-all deal, and neither Constantine nor Licinius were of a mind to not bring every sword in their field o...

That light .45-70 load I mentioned?

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 16:21, Wednesday, 18 September

I finally remembered to take a picture.  300-grain cast bullet(#2 Buffalo from Missouri Bullet Company), 9.0 grains Titegroup, CCI large pistol magnum primer

That's 11 rounds at 30 yards.  I need to make up more of these to try at longer distance.  Low recoil, and a potential for interesting accuracy





Audio of “Shots Fired,” a Cop Shot, and Radio Chaos

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 14:11, Wednesday, 18 September

An incident occurred on Staten Island where an officer, responding to a domestic-violence call, was shot. ‘I’m shot’: Dramatic NYPD scanner audio captures first moments after police-involved shooting. This is interesting because it points out something that the cop-shows and movies seem to ignore/gloss-over. The chaos of a radio channel when multiple people are all […]

TFB Review: 1-4×24 Carbine Scope From S2 Delta

by Doug E in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Wednesday, 18 September

1-4x24 Rifle Scope S2 DeltaThe S2 Delta company recently released their 1-4×24 Carbine Scope. S2 Delta was already in the business of making rifle slings, but this was their first venture into rifle optics.  As the 1-4x implies, the S2 Delta scope is a low power variable optic (LPVO) that lets the user engage targets from several yards out […]

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POTD: Long Range Shooting in Mongolia

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Wednesday, 18 September

Photo Of The Day, and we travel to Mongolia and the long-range sighting-in bay. There are steel targets from 50 meters out to 1,000 meters. Oh! What a dream that would be for me. With Livestock, farm animals, walking around on the shooting area there’s just one rule – please don’t shoot the animals! Having […]

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An Easy Way to Clean Carbon Off a Weapon Light

by Matt E in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Wednesday, 18 September

One issue I’ve struggled with in the past is the buildup of carbon overtime on weapon ligh...

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The Columbine Collection

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:31, Wednesday, 18 September

"...you can see the intentional tears in their sweatshirts, meant to represent bullet holes..." [From embedded video]
So virtue-signaling for profit instead gets panned as ghouls feeding on the dead?

Funny, what a difference a tax status can make...

Core Constituency

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:26, Wednesday, 18 September

There’s a reason that scumbags like Bobby Francis “Beta” O’Rourke (himself arrested for burglary, though the university declined to press charges) push for laws that would only apply to honest people. [More]
They ought to just call it the Mos Eisley Party.

Upgrades for your AR15 that you didn’t know you needed…

by lothaen in The New Rifleman at 11:11, Wednesday, 18 September

The basics will always be the basics. Anyone with a few years experience on the AR15 platform should be able to point new shooters towards the *essential* upgrades that we all know and understand: light, optic, sling, trigger.

What else is necessary? Really, not much. With basic upgrades, the standard AR15 is capable of saving your life at point-blank and then is able to turn around and pop steel out to 500 yards. That’s versatile. So after the basics are covered, whats next? Is there anything out there that’s worth a darn?

There are a number of items out there that offer unique advantages past the basics. Some of these items are more specialized, and others would benefit nearly everyone. A number of these products have made me think hmm… why didn’t I do this sooner? Without further ado:

Wilson Combat Tactical Bolt Release:

Wilson Combat Bolt Catch AR15 Upgrade

This item is something I didn’t know I wanted until a cast bolt release f...

Red Flag gun laws aim to disarm rural America

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 13:43, Wednesday, 18 September

So says Colorado Congressman:



Short and to the point, about why Democrats voted down an amendment to target gang members.

And so we see that Red Flag laws are stupid and useless, if they're not also malicious:

FEBRUARY 25, 2018
THEY CAN’T EVEN GET PEOPLE TO COMPLY IN CONNECTICUT: ...

Trump ‘Taking Time on Guns’ as Poll Shows Strong 2A Support

by Dave Workman in Liberty Park Press at 12:55, Wednesday, 18 September

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Now that’s funny

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:28, Wednesday, 18 September

Heh:

Parts is parts

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:24, Wednesday, 18 September

Spare Gun Parts: Why You Need Them Now

Good advice. I do need to up my AR-15 spare parts bin.

There used to be a lot more of us

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:23, Wednesday, 18 September

Gun BloggersVanishing Breed?.

I remember the days when the internet was full of lots of diverse webpages allover the place. Now, it’s just five websites and each posts screen captures from the other.

Well, that’s interesting

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:20, Wednesday, 18 September

Weapons of War

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:20, Wednesday, 18 September

Careful, he’ll sue you

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:16, Wednesday, 18 September

Gun Porn

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 13:14, Wednesday, 18 September

Wheelgun Wednesday: 3-War Colt 1917

by Rusty S. in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Wednesday, 18 September

A long-serving veteran Welcome to another Wheelgun Wednesday, where I swear it’s purely a coincidence that I selected a 1917 this week!  This week’s revolver is a Colt 1917, as opposed to the previously featured S&W.  It has the added distinction of not only being carried in combat in WW1 (Cue Sabaton’s new album Great War) […]

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Conyers, GA

by Clayton Cramer in Civilian Gun Self-Defense Blog at 07:12, Wednesday, 18 September

9/17/19 CNN:

The masked teens -- a 15-year-old and two 16-year-olds -- approached three residents around 4 a.m. Monday at the front yard of a home just outside Conyers and tried to rob them, the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office said.
One of the would-be robbers took out a gun and fired shots at them before one of the residents returned fire, authorities said.
"The victims of the attempted robbery were all uninjured, but the three attempted robbery suspects were all shot during the exchange of gunfire and succumbed to their injuries, one on scene and two at a local hospital after being transported," the sheriff's department said in a news release....
Another neighbor ran out to help after he heard what sounded like five shots from a handgun, he said.
"Then I heard somebody have an assault rifle," Carlos Watson...

Found this amusing tidbit

by Unknown in The Freeholder at 07:48, Wednesday, 18 September

(Via the Drudge Report)

The other day I was addressing the constant delay of the long-awaited apocalypse. Today I find this on all the times the doom-sayers have been wrong in the last 50 years on ecological doom-saying alone. Pretty long list.

The Fat of the Land

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:53, Wednesday, 18 September

Just last month, 53 Americans died in mass shootings…while 40,000 died from obesity [More]
Curious that it starts in places of maximum government nutrition mandates and controls...

And so plagues the subsidized "poor"...

[Via Bear]

The Reasons We Elected Him

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:31, Wednesday, 18 September

We are therefore grateful that our Constitution is designed, first and foremost, to secure liberty. [More]
So you don't "give" it?
USCIS to Welcome More Than 34,000 New Citizens in Celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
Any bets that if you analyzed this you'd find over70% will go Democrat?


What's in YOUR Bug Out Bag?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:16, Wednesday, 18 September

Best Bug Out Bag Guns (Preppers, Survival, SHTF, Bugging Out) [More]
Thank goodness not everyone needs to worry about that!

What's In a Name?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:51, Wednesday, 18 September

“I oppose repealing our schools’ names, but I hope my colleagues will be straight with the city of Richmond and acknowledge that they want to remove George Mason, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, George Wythe, along with removal of any portraits of George Washington,” said Young, who also opposed last year’s renaming of J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School — named for a Confederate general — for former President Barack Obama. [More]
What about the guy who laughed at rape?

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Off Limits

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:47, Wednesday, 18 September

It wants Congress to reauthorize its sweeping surveillance authority, even as numerous internal leaks reveal the bureau’s unlawful spying on peaceful protesters — particularly protesters who are people of color.  [More]
How dare they?

We know who the real threats are!

[Via Mack H]

Bundles of Joy

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:38, Wednesday, 18 September

Joy Reid: ‘White Christian Men’ Would Use Apartheid to Keep Power [More]
That's because we are evil, racist and deserve to be enslaved and eradicated.

Isn't that where this is leading?

[Via Mack H]

Speaking of Dummies

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:38, Wednesday, 18 September


[More][Via Wynn A...

So Much for 'Conservative' Fox News

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:30, Wednesday, 18 September

He has since donated to the presidential campaigns of Pete Buttigieg, saying it’s “clear to anyone who hears him speak that he has an extraordinary mind,” and that the 2020 election is “a really crucial moment” for liberal ideals. [More]
Let the privileged heir who didn't build it burn it down.

[Via Mack H]

No Red Flag Needed

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:11, Wednesday, 18 September

Believe it or not, this is due process. An allegation of crime had been committed (the THREAT, not the actual shooting). Police followed the 5th Amendment procedures by questioning the subject of the allegation. Sufficient probable cause to arrest, the weapons, paraphernalia in the home, some of her comments that incriminated her... The judge decided in the arraignment hearing sufficient evidence for trial. The suspect is free to go home until trial, if someone is willing to post a $250K bail bond. So no one has found her "guilty" of anything. This is due process anyone would go through if they were accused of a crime. [More]
And now she's entitled to a jury trial and it's up to the state to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

...
New Zealanders Face 5 Years In Jail For Not Handing-In Banned Firearms [More]
Giving American gun owners the same ultimatum ought to really bring down the old "gun violence," wouldn't you say, Beto?

[Via bondmen]

Good News: We're Not Gonna Hang You

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:19, Wednesday, 18 September

Report: Trump Rules Out Democrats’ Universal Background Checks Bill [More]
It's what he's ruling in that worries me.

[Via Michael G]

Live Free or Die

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:15, Wednesday, 18 September

Tell Your State Reps. to Sustain Sununu’s Vetoes [More]
Alternatively, the never-lift-a-finger gunleeches could anonymously type a "Molon Labe!" comment somewhere and consider their part done.  Or shoot the idea down with negativity. Or just do nothing and then complain about how TINVOWOOT.

[Via Felix B]
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The Final Straw

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:05, Wednesday, 18 September

GRNC Alert: We’ve Had Enough of Sen. Burr’s Squishiness [More]
Make this warning the last.

[Via ...

A 'Prominent Dem Donor'

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:54, Wednesday, 18 September

“From his home, in a position of power, Buck manipulates his victims into participating in his sexual fetishes,” prosecutors wrote in court papers, the Times reported.. “These fetishes include supplying and personally administering dangerously large doses of narcotics to his victims.... Not deterred by the senseless deaths of Moore and Dean, the defendant nearly killed a third victim last week.” [More]
I'd better not say anything intolerant like the entire Party is a perversion -- wouldn't want to be labeled a hater.

[Via ...

Sad News

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:48, Wednesday, 18 September


I'm told Wayne Fincher has died.

If I can find out more I'll do a memorial piece.

The Right Tool for the Job

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:42, Wednesday, 18 September

...a homeowner armed with a “semi-automatic rifle” acted in self-defense in killing three teenage intruders after they opened fire on him... [More]
And the Democrat Party and all the gun-grab groups would prefer if he'd been killed.

[Via Michael G]

Voter Blocs

by Carl Bussjaeger in The Zelman Partisans at 10:14, Wednesday, 18 September

Let me tell you a story. Back in the 1990s, I was a sworn peace officer. I worked in a close security prison in Georgia.

One night while I was on duty, several inmates were in a dayroom in H Unit watching the news on television. The topic was gun control; I think the specific subject was the Brady Bill, but I don’t recall exactly when this happened, so it might have been the federal “assault weapon” ban under discussion. But the inmates approved.

They began talking amonsgt themselves. I don’t think any of them realized I’d entered the room until the discussion was well involved.

After two and a half decades, I can’t remember exact quotes. But the consensus was

  • Gun control is great because people we rob are more likely to be unarmed.
  • Armed victims are scary; more so than than dogs, for burglars.
  • We pick different victims if we think one might be armed.
  • It won’t affect us because we can always get guns anyway.

In support of the last one, I recall one inmate (whom I believe was in for armed robbery, assault, and felon in possession of a firearm) declared he’d h...

Tweet of the Day

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 09:17, Wednesday, 18 September

Your great uncle Teddy was #CrediblyAccused of manslaughter after driving drunk off of a bridge. He was subsequently re-elected to the Senate SEVEN times.

SIT 👏🏼 THE FUCK 👏🏼 DOWN, 👏🏼 OPIE. https://t.co/u2vbBhmC2Z

— Kira Argounova (@Kira_Media) September 17, 2019

Why the Latest Kavanaugh Smear?

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 09:06, Wednesday, 18 September

John Kass explains, in the Chicago Tribune, now that Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s pancreatic cancer is back in the news, the Left is panicking that its loss of control of the Supreme Court will be lengthened and reinforced, and some of its stolen culture war victories may be reversed.

The strategy of the left is undeniable and clear. It is about the use of force, about relentless pressure and shame, using media as both handmaiden and the lash. It is about those who virtue signal most often about due process, demanding it, yet denying those same due process considerations to those with whom they disagree.

The left’s end game...

America When My Family First Arrived Versus Today

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 08:24, Wednesday, 18 September

Clifford A. Brown, at Ricochet:

Collecting Taxes

About $6.23 [$147 in 2016 dollars]: The amount of state and local government taxes collected per person in 1880.

About $4,951: The amount of state and local government taxes collected per person in 2016.

Note that these are not federal tax dollars, but the real growth in the scope of state and local government. In part, federal taxes could not be compared across the same interval as “per person” because the federal income tax was not ratified until 1913. This points to all of us, collectively, voting over and over again for more and more government at every l...

Midweek Links

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:27, Wednesday, 18 September

Wombat-socho at The Other McCain starts things off with In The Mailbox: 09.16.19. Twitchy: Vox Already Has An Explainer On how Justice Kavanaugh Could Be Removed Without Being Impeached Louder With Crowder: CNN Is Fake News – Change My Mind, also, Brett Kavanaugh Did Nothing Wrong Bacon Time – Sunday Linkage. The Other McCain: The […]

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. has introduced its new Competition 10/22 rifle to the Ruger Custom Shop line of firearms. The new variation of the 10/22 features a green mountain laminate stock and stainless steel bull barrel. Skeletonized 10/22 Press Release Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) is proud to introduce a new 10/22® Competition […]

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In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves compares perhaps the best pistol “brace” on the market – the Flux Defense brace for the Glock 17, against the SIG MPX-k. Both of these guns have the same size barrel, but there are a lot of differences. In fact, many say that the pistol with the brace […]

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Strike Industries TRIBUS Enhanced Castle Nut and Extended End Plate (1)Another week another new product by Strike Industries. Today we are taking a look at Strike Industries TRIBUS enhanced castle nut and extended end plate combo which is the further evolution of their AR-ECN&EEP. Compared to its predecessor, TRIBUS has two more QD sling swivel sockets on the sides in addition to the central one. The […]

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Breaking: SIG Sauer Responds To SEPTA P320 Media Report

by Pete in The Firearm Blog at 07:26, Wednesday, 18 September

Septa P320Last week, WHYY Philadelphia reported that “The Philadelphia Police Department is investigating an incident in which a SEPTA police officer’s service weapon fired without manipulation while holstered.” In the days following the initial report, SEPTA Police made a decision to replace all 350 issued pistols with GLOCK 17s on loan from the Philadelphia Police Department followed […]

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Shield Arms S15 Flush Fit 15 Round Magazines For Glock G43X and G48 Pistols - 1Glock 43X and Glock 48 are the newest and coolest CCW guns offered by the famous Austrian handgun manufacturer. By having single stack magazines and thin grips these pistols are perfect for carrying concealed. However, the tradeoff is the capacity of 10 rounds with flush fit magazines. Well, for those of you who would love […]

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The NRA has no place in the White House.

Watch 2020 Democrats—@JoeBiden, @CoryBooker, @PeteButtigieg, @KamalaHarris, @AmyKlobuchar, @BetoORourke, @BernieSanders, & @EWarren—take on gun lobby corruption in our second #GunSafetyPresident video.

Giffords @GiffordsCourage
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I gotta visit Russia someday…

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 04:53, Wednesday, 18 September

See All Open Sights.


I'm a sucker for fancy new sighting systems and I have to resist buying all of them with every fiber of my being.  Sometimes I succeed in resisting the temptation.

This one, tho...  Maybe I can try it on a Ruger .22 pistol...  It's not that expensive.

If you are the type of person that will put a mini-red dot on your 9mm, why not this?  It's more compact.  Though you lose some view under the 'dot' that you already don't have with iron sights, but do with regular red dots.

"Why do you resist getting these new fangled sight things, or sights with wide notches and big dots or sights with little triangles or sights that are just troughs in the slide, T-Bolt?"

Well, they don't really gain you much, and sometimes take away.  New equipment combos don't make a better a shooter, the shooter makes a better shooter.  Plus the whole K...

Goblin Down

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 06:04, Wednesday, 18 September

News out of Conyers, GA from yesterday.  It seems that three masked teens tried to rob a man during the early morning hours Monday.  At least one of the teens fired on him, but he was a better shot.



So, three young men lost their lives yesterday, involved in what everyone agrees was a criminal episode.  It's tragic, but not nearly as tragic as if they had succeeded.  The law worked.  What is remarkable about this event is that the homeowner did something that the liberal media tells us is never done.  He used an AR in defense of home and family.  From everything that I've read, it was precisely the right tool for the job.

I Love It When a Plan Comes Together!

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:52, Wednesday, 18 September

There is now a plan in place to cut down on crime in the county and put officials all on one page. [More]
Tell me that won't put the fear of God into those responsible and convince them to amend their wicked ways!

[Via bondmen]
Those arrested have testified that police orders were inaudible and vague and that they were pepper-sprayed and beaten while complying with police orders. [More]
That's the old pepper!

[Via bondmen]
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Why Wouldn't They Be?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:43, Wednesday, 18 September

Why Soft-on-Crime Democrats Are Tough on ‘Gun Violence’ [More]
A convenient scapegoat for incompetence, publicity, money, career advancement, core constituency appeasement and protection ... what else...?

[Via bondmen]
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Every Party Has a Pooper

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:20, Wednesday, 18 September

Buttigieg thinks O’Rourke messed up by telling truth about gun confiscation [More]
He spoiled our big surprise!

[Via Jess]

Mayor May Not

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:37, Wednesday, 18 September

“You don’t go around pulling guns on people or acting like you’re going to just because you don’t get your way,” Foley said. [More]
Plenty do, and all the time. Besides, who among us hasn't had to threaten the snowplow guys on occasion?

And no, I checked.

[Via bondmen...
The NRA is dismissing Republicans’ anxiety about the controversy that has clouded the organization for more than a year. [More]
Tone deafness, weasel-wording, and wagon-circling are what they do.

What's Team Wayne's alternative?

More of the Bloomberg Fear Machine

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:32, Wednesday, 18 September

It seems that David Codrea is anti-Trump and probably anti NRA... [More]
Who do some of these comment posters think they are?

Arfcommers?

Survey SAYS...

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:19, Wednesday, 18 September

At the time this post was published, more than 547,000 people voted and 92% of them answered “Yes! The second amendment guarantees it.” [More]
But they all want red flags, "assault weapon" bans and "universal" background checks, just like the controlled polls say, right?

[Via ...

Patchwork Quilting Bee

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:43, Wednesday, 18 September

We’ll be back in 2021 to do away with preemption and allow County govt’s to make their own laws. [More]
I'd be worried if the "supreme Law of the Land" didn't protect others that it wouldn't protect me.

Free Books- Part 188

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 03:53, Wednesday, 18 September

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.  

 

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

 

One caution….

 

These books were free at the time I posted them. Prices change rapidly. Please check the price before you hit the“buy” button!

 

If you cannot see any of the links below, there is likely a setting in either your internet browser or ad blocking software that prohibits “live links.”  If you see a blank page below, check those settings.  I promise you that there are book links actually listed directly below.

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Exploding in a shower of radioactive clowns

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 06:56, Wednesday, 18 September

Lawrence has a good summary of the New York Times story on Brett Kavanaugh.  Err, no fair peeking at the post title to see how it ends.

He covers the bases quite nicely.  Really the only question left is "why did they think they could get away with it?"  I think it boils down to the poison that the media has fed to the Democrats has now infected them.

UPDATE 18 September 2019 09:50: Two very old posts of mine are pertinent here:

Malinformed

Biased Media makes Democrats stupid

That last one is interesting.  Doing a Google search for ...

Observed

by ASM826 in Borepatch at 06:13, Wednesday, 18 September

Maybe the people in Hong Kong know something about communism that the people in Portland haven't learned yet.

But They Told Me I Can’t Use an AR-15 for Self-defense!

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Wednesday, 18 September

A politician is WRONG about something? Has that ever happened in the past? </sarcam> Self-defense via “assault weapon”? Three masked teens open fire on Georgia homeowner — and don’t live to regret it. So far the exact type of weapon used in self-defense has not been identified. However, a neighbor described the sound as an […]

Families of Dead Criminals Don’t Like Self-defense

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Wednesday, 18 September

And they really don’t like it when the bad guys get shot by cops. Family of man killed after shooting Casper police officer could bring lawsuit. So let me see if I have this straight. Two cops, stop a car in a traffic stop. The dead guy drew a gun and shot one of the […]

Moving In Stereo (A Ric Ocasek Tribute)

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:39, Wednesday, 18 September

Ric Ocasek: March 23, 1944 – September 15, 2019 The Cars are a group where I’m not sure if I like them or not. There music was everywhere, so I know a lot of it, but I don’t listen to any of it today. But there’s no denying that they made name for themselves, and […]

Britain’s Tubeless WW1 Sniper Optics: Martin Galilean Sight

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Wednesday, 18 September

When Britain entered the First World War, it had no formal sniper program. Germany was the first combatant to train and utilize snipers, and their effectiveness quickly convinced the British military that a similar program was necessary. Initially a wide variety of rifles were put into service, including many scoped hunting rifles send form the British Isles. These were of little use, as they were in non-standard calibers, and not generally rugged enough to survive the rigors of WW1. The first uniform equipment purchased and used were several versions of Galilean optical sights.

Introduced into competition shooting at Bisley before the war, this is a type of magnified sight which uses independent lenses mounted to the front and rear of a rifle (some fitted to the SMLE rear sight and some attached to the back of the receiver). This was low profile, relatively inexpensive, and quic...

Optic Suicide Or Warranted Sentence For Desertion?

by Nicholas C in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Wednesday, 18 September

Thanks to staff writer Eric B. for sharing this IG video. USPSA Grandmaster Rob Chavous shot a USPSA match and experienced an uncommon equipment failure. Was it optic suicide or warranted sentence for desertion? The video that Eric shared was posted by @125fmj But the original video was posted on @rob.chavous IG account. 125FMJ zoomed […]

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The following blog is an excerpt from “How to Become a National Park Volunteer” by the National Park Foundation.

How to Become a National Park VolunteerA Volunteer and Visitor at Mount Rainier National Park – NPS Photo...

This is the 3rd piece about safe firearms handling habits, and about teaching kids good gun handling habits, and it will cover tips on shotgun handling habits.

Jagemann stamping Sporting group making just the best magazines, gun components and brass sin 1946 with the best people and technology.

Sponsored by Jagemann Sporting Group

Gun Handling Habits: Start Small 

Shotguns get a bad rap with women, because of the recoil. A common shotgun you will run across is a 12 gauge. And while they do recoil more than a 20 gauge, or...

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They are not after your guns

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 21:49, Tuesday, 17 September

Via StarProphet (PBUH) @r7booster:

NotAfterYourGuns

It’s not difficult to make a convincing case of this.

19:55

liar, or deluded clown?
...I've held an AR-15 in my hand, I wish I had it. It is as heavy as 10 boxes that you might be moving and the bullet that is utilized, a .50-caliber, these kinds of bullets need to be licensed and do not need to be on the street," she said recently on Capitol Hill.
Such a load of shit or ignorance you will rarely see in part of a sentence.

Take note of this from her bill:
In July, Jackson Lee introduced several gun control bills in the House, which would ban the possession of firearms over .50 caliber and restrict individuals "from storing a firearm in a residence" where someone "under 18 is likely to get access to the firearm without their permission." The legislation would "exempt those individuals who keep their firearms or ammunition secured, unloaded, and separately in a safe certified by the ...

TFB Review: SureFeed’s E2 AR15 Magazine

by Matt E in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Tuesday, 17 September

One of my personal hobbies even before writing for TFB was looking at different products and seeing what works best for me at the range. Rifle magazines were one of the first products I really enjoyed buying to test out on my rifles and AR pistols. In the past, I’ve written up my take on […]

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POTD: Dead Man’s Hand

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Tuesday, 17 September

Photo Of The Day, with a...

Surviving for Generations Jeff from TAOFLEDERMAUS frequently explores some more exotic and less well-known loadings and cartridges. Recently he’s dug up a relic of the depression-era – some Sears and Roebuck Co .22 Long ammunition dating back to 1932. In an era where corrosive primers were the norm this could have been a great selling […]

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I have often mused that when powerful elements in government make serious threats about banning certain firearms, and sales of those firearms immediately skyrocket, it probably isn’t because the new purchasers simply wish to have something they can righteously surrender to the government on demand. And yet sales of the threatened guns invariably do increase out of control whenever they’re newly threatened.

Yesterday I watched a video* in which Karl of Inrangetv sugges...


But Rubio’s getting cover from “red flag” supporters like fellow “Do Something” Republicans and supposedly “staunch Second Amendment supporters” Lindsey Graham and John Cornyn. He’s also getting it from so-called “conservative” influencers like Heritage Foundation and National Review, and, disappointingly, from the National Rifle Association itself, all repeating the “due process” mantra. The fix, it would seem, is in for “Take the guns first, due process second” President Trump to sign a “bipartisan compromise” and get away with it. [...

The score ends as 3-0, a shutout by one of the good guys. Very good shooting under stress.

Hat tip to Landis Aden....

Story here.

"Prosecutors in Santa Clara County have served at least three search warrants while investigating whether Sheriff Laurie Smith's office gave out coveted concealed-gun permits in exchange for campaign money, sources familiar with the investigation told The Chronicle.

The Santa Clara County district attorney's office raided the sheriff's San Jose headquarters Aug. 2, seizing evidence through a search warrant that remains sealed. About a week before that, sources said, prosecutors served search warrants on two of the sheriff's higher-ranking supervisors.

Among those who have been contacted by investigators is AS Solution, a security company whose bodyguards protect Silicon Valley tech executives. Public records show one of the company's managers gave a large contribution last year to an independent expenditure committee supporting Smith's re-electi...

He Was Out On Personal Recognizance. Now He’s Dead

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 14:59, Tuesday, 17 September

Bail Reform claims another victim. Teen who shot HPD officer was out on bond: Records. He was arrested on trespass and carjacking charges. He was release on “Bond.” (Is PR really a bond?) Then he, and three others, got into it with a cop. There was a struggle for the officer’s weapon, and the cop […]

Music trends

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:08, Tuesday, 17 September

Via Tam, who strolls down her musical memory lane, comes this animated chart of popular music delivery over time.

I was an early adopter of the CD and Mp3s. I have not made the switch to streaming services because I’m old.

Not fitting the narrative

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:06, Tuesday, 17 September

Assault weapons bans and buybacks do not work:

A Justice Department report examining the impact of the ban was underwhelming at best. Should it be renewed, the bans effects on gun violence are likely to be small at best and perhaps too small for reliable measurement, the report states.

And:

Again, analysis regarding the AR-15 the so-called weapon of choice of mass shooters produces less-than-impressive numbers. Between 2007 and 2018, 173 people were killed by mass shooters using an AR-15, according to a New York Times analysis roughly, 15 per year. (For perspective, 13 people die per year from vending machines falling on them.) The fearmongering regarding this weapon becomes even more apparent when one considers the estimated 8 million AR-15s currently in circulation the vast majority of which will never be involved in a crime.

Life in the future

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:03, Tuesday, 17 September

Not a gun ban

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:02, Tuesday, 17 September

Sean:

If you just wanted Background Checks, this is everything youve asked for. But if Background Checks are just a stalking horse for the universal firearms registration that you REALLY want, then this is the worst possible thing in the world.

I wouldn’t call it winning so much as strategy.

Online shopping

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 12:00, Tuesday, 17 September

Where they can’t ban guns.

So, what are they?

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 11:59, Tuesday, 17 September

Well, those really were UFOs.

Very cool

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 11:58, Tuesday, 17 September

Gun Porn

by SayUncle in SayUncle at 11:55, Tuesday, 17 September

I don’t know what those are.

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Life is Hard. Don't Do It!

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 10:09, Tuesday, 17 September

My wife comments on the recent suicide of a well-known megachurch pastor and long-term results:

Let me explain. My family is a testimony to the long-term effects of suicide. My grandmother shot herself in front of my grandfather after he accused her of having an affair. That was in 1941. My mother was just 12 years old. She walked in after it occurred and so did her younger sister.
Strike one.

My grandfather, who was an eminent cardiologist, ended up losing his license to practice medicine due to his increasing use of alcohol. He married a nurse to care for his children. My mother hated her and wished her dead. When this woman died of ovarian cancer, my mother never forgave herself. My grandfather died of cirrhosis of the liver when I was three, again devastating my mom.

Strike two.
My mother's alcoholism destroyed her marriage of 23 years. My dad divorced her when I was 16. By the time she died in 1984, the frontal lobe of her brain was merely interstitial fluid. Her alcoholism had destroyed her brain. I cared for her in the last year of her...

Warthogs At The Trough

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 10:00, Tuesday, 17 September

A great photo from Strategy Page:

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, UNITED STATES08.27.2019 - A KC-135R assigned to the Utah Air National Guard's 151st Air Refueling Wing conducts air refueling operations with A-10s assigned to the 23rd Fighter Group, Moody Air Force base, Georgia. The A-10s received fuel during their cross-country flight enroute to Nellis Air Force base, Nevada. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sg...

The Single Greatest Threat

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:49, Tuesday, 17 September

Republicans must stem the tide of illegal immigration or be obliterated [More]
Or we could just stay silent while the rice-bowl gun groups ignore it.

Good thing this has nothing to do with that "single issue." Right, "saviors"?

[Via Mack H]
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That's Why They Call It Subjection

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:42, Tuesday, 17 September

Not that objective data matter to anti-gun activists. [More]
It's not the intellect they're appealing to.

Gold Hat explains:
Facts? We ain't got no facts. We don't need no facts. I don't have to show you any stinking facts.
We're dealing with merciless and deadly rights thieves, content to use fraud for now, but more than willing to step up their game when they think they can get away with it.

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A Fitting Response

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:25, Tuesday, 17 September

Pigeon poops on Illinois lawmaker discussing pigeon poop problem [More]
Let us know when he wants to discuss the "gun problem" again...?

[Via Steve T

The Fact of the Matter

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:13, Tuesday, 17 September

Here are 8 stubborn facts on gun violence in America from the Heritage Foundation  [More]
And here's one stubborn fact about the Heritage Foundation that can only lead to more of what they supposedly decry.

[Via Felix B...

An Indirect Admission

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:03, Tuesday, 17 September

"If they do not, there would be a fine imposed...] [More]
There would also, by definition, have to be a confiscation. Meaning by armed enforcers.

And how will they know who has one?

These people are like children being caught up in a lie, making up new ones as each assertion is questioned.

[Via bondmen...

Speaking of What Won't Work...

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:35, Tuesday, 17 September

It improves and strengthens the background checks. It stops criminals and those with dangerous mental illness from getting firearms. [More]
Sounds like Ted could use some schooling himself.

[Via bondmen]

By Hook or By Crook

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:28, Tuesday, 17 September

It is noteworthy that in both cases the line-drawing came in response to litigation campaigns intended to challenge, or chip away at, the rights in question. [More]
There's a word for that.

[Via Michael G]

Doing the Jobs Americans Won't Do

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:23, Tuesday, 17 September

WHY DO YOU THINK THEY’RE BRINGING IN AN ARMY OF ILLEGAL INVADERS? [More]
Good thing this has nothing to do with that "single issue." Right, "saviors"?

[Via Michael G]

Rewriting the Script

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:23, Tuesday, 17 September

Woke History Is Making Big Inroads in America's High Schools [More]
So does that mean they're the victors?

And show us what we can expect if they are...?

[Via Michael G]

Not So Friendly Persuasion

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:05, Tuesday, 17 September

Roberts can be persuaded based on political attacks against the Court. [More]
And it helps if there are photos.

[Via Michael G]

Schofield was very clear that she supports the 2nd amendment, she was only questioning the assault weapons components of what is currently a legal firearm. She said nothing against hunting rifles, shotguns or handguns, let alone against the private ownership of such firearms. [More]
And therein lies the problem -- morons like this fellow in "comments" presuming to know what they're talking about. He then goes on in a later post to assert "And the Constitution includes 'with reasonable restrictions' on all components."

What's even more inexcusable is the candidate appears every bit as ignorantly presumptuous.

Give us a break.

I suspect "0%" will prove overly optimistic.
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The Red Flag Council

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:15, Tuesday, 17 September

An additional crime, (D) is to be found in the Bill of Rights, itself, specifically, in the Second Amendment, which asserts (written and duly-ratified laws are allowed to do that) "the right of the people to keep and bear arms" (which, in 18th century terminology simply means, "the right of the individual to own and carry weapons") is '"necessary for the security of a free state") That means clearly that any politician, bureaucrat, or cop who tries to take weapons away from Americans is endangering the security of a free state and is therefore guilty of treason. [More]
But be fair. Insist on full due process, a presumption of innocence, and a verdict requiring a "beyond a reasonable doubt" standard.

The Beto Line of Products

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:03, Tuesday, 17 September


If you know of others, where proceeds go to fight the fight, feel free to advise in "Comments."

B&T, Inc. (Brügger & Thomet) are the creators of the B&T GHM9 that TFBTV covered at Triggercon earlier this year. B&T has just announced its new partnership with Interstate Arms in a bid to bring B&T firearms and select accessories to America’s law enforcement agencies. In addition to supplying the country’s law enforcement with their […]

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New Jersey's Governor Murphy adds red tape on gun businessOn September 10, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order as a means to bring strict adherence to state gun laws, as well as to limit the state’s business transactions with gun companies that don’t have “public safety principled” policies.  This comes after Governor Murphy signed four new gun laws earlier this […]

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Eventually, the president will overreach, signing an order for gun confiscation, euphemistically called, “mandatory buybacks.”  Antifa and their ilk will flood the streets in support of seizing these “weapons of war.”  Media will declare, “It’s the will of the people.”

And for the right, that will be the last straw (plastic or paper).

The left doesn’t understand that every gun owner is a single-issue-voter; millions will refuse to give up their guns.  And, many gun owners in this country will not go “meekly into the night,” there will be “rage” against what they will see as a usurpation of their constitutional rights. 

William L. Gensert
September 13, 2019
No Matter Who Wins in 2020, There Will Be Blood
[Via Matthew Bracken @Matt_Bracken.

He describes plausible scenarios. Prepare accordingly.—Joe]

Zombies.

"Virus" Lab.  Mmm hmmm.

The fire hides evidence of shamblors and ensures any over looked zeds are accounted for.


A ton of you got into this series when I Book Bombed it, so I figured you guys might want to know, the 3rd Arcance Casebook is out now:

The Long Chain

by Dan Willis

Kindle
paperback

Ban Vending Machines

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 05:35, Tuesday, 17 September

It's a specious argument, one that is readily dismissed.  But, it seems that vending machines kill nearly as many Americans as AR-15s do, on average, every year.

Again, analysis regarding the AR-15 — the so-called “weapon of choice” of mass shooters — produces less-than-impressive numbers. Between 2007 and 2018, 173 people were killed by mass shooters using an AR-15, according to a New York Times analysis — roughly, 15 per year. (For perspective, 13 people die per year from vending machines falling on them.) The fearmongering regarding this weapon becomes even more apparent when one considers the estimated 8 million AR-15s currently in circulation — the vast majority of which will never be involved in a crime.
Go, as they say, and read the whole thing, linked above.

Why the Left can't win

by Unknown in The Freeholder at 07:38, Tuesday, 17 September

Not that they'll lose, just why they can't win--without our help.

Sarah Hoyt is correct, we of the opposite sides have, to some large extent, enabled their bad behavior. As with any ill-behaved child, it will take some iron discipline, both on the part of the adults and imposed on the children, to reign this back in, and as it took decades to get here, it will take decades to get there.

Assuming we don't have that civil war first. I'm not ruling that one out. Ill-behaved kids can cause all sorts of havoc.

Something in Common

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:35, Tuesday, 17 September


Between victims and perps...  [More]

But what?

[H/T Wirecutter]

Happy Constitution Day

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:13, Tuesday, 17 September

I've been informed on more than one occasion that it's too late for voting to make a difference.

I fear those saying that may prove right, although none of us has a crystal ball. I still believe I have a duty to use all of the tools laid out for me by the Founders until it is clear that the only immediate choices are "alter and abolish" or submit.

One correspondent, who believes TINVOWOOT to be a certainty, also expresses the opinion that "our future lies in technology like our TUSC project (blockchain payment processing) and the DIY/3-D printed gun world."

Assuming he's right about the former, I don't see how that's really any answer at all.  Either "we" win, meaning, alternative methods of gun-making are cool but ultimately unnecessary, or "we" lose, meaning the rulers will have the power to control and ban any workarounds to their agenda. Most still resisting won't have the requisite infrastructure and gun-making will probably look more like the way the Afghans do it.

If you really believe all means of civil redress have been exhausted, your choice will be to resist totalitarianism or submit to it. Evidently, some haven't accepted...

Bang for the Buck

by Tam in View From The Porch at 07:17, Tuesday, 17 September

I contributed some thoughts on the best value in a 9mm pistol over at the Ammoman blog today. Go check it out!
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Constitution Day and Us

by DRGO in Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership at 05:00, Tuesday, 17 September

[Ed: We first published this last year. It’s worth repeating.] Today, September 17, is United States Constitution Day—also Citizenship Day, and before that, I Am An American Day. Any day is good to be grateful to be American. This one is especially fitting. Such national days are celebrated all over the world in at least 58 countries. But […]

Taurus decided to make a .380 revolver

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 07:32, Tuesday, 17 September

(using moon clips) for those who have a problem with harder-recoiling cartridges, but according to the review I just read in Shooting Times it has a 14-pound trigger pull.

I wonder if it occurred to anyone at Taurus that people who choose a .380 often do because they have physical problems that might make that heavy a trigger a disqualifier?

 point them to the data they don't want to hear about. And wish nobody knew about.

And what was the result of this ban? The bill mostly targeted the cosmetic qualities of these weapons — restrictions which manufacturers circumvented by altering production so that the banned elements were excluded. But even without these loopholes, the ban’s impact on violence would have been minimal. A Justice Department report examining the impact of the ban was underwhelming at best. “Should it be renewed, the ban’s effects on gun violence are likely to be small at best and perhaps too small for reliable measurement,” the report states. The report goes on to explain that the law’s larger impact on overall gun violence was minimal, because the banned weapons were rarely involved in criminal acts in the first place. According to the FBI, rifles — a broader category that lumps together your grandpappy’s hunting rifle with military-style rifles — constitute an average of 340 homicides per year. Though any loss of life ...

2020 Campaign News

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:56, Tuesday, 17 September


Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza and Mayor Bill de Blasio announce the abolition of the NYC elite high school entrance exam.

George Packer (Y ’82)‘s poignant essay, in the Atlantic, on haute bourgeois parenting Manhattan-style is simply chock-full of information on the parental aspirations, obsessions, and the heads full of liberal nonsense of the new Upper Class.

The oblivious Packer delivers an appalling look at the world the douchebag elite left of my own generation has made. The characteris...

What Anti-vaxxers Have Achieved

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Tuesday, 17 September

Pretty much what would be expected. Measles cases skyrocket. At least 1,241 people — many of them school-aged children — contracted the viral infection across 31 states so far this year, according to the latest count by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which called it the highest number of reported cases in nearly […]

So aside from a booming economy, what can be done? NYCHA crime surges as Harlem’s Wagner Houses become gang battleground. While the city enjoys a 4% decrease in serious crime so far this year, NYC Housing Authority complexes saw a 5% increase in the seven index crimes, according to NYPD data through Sept. 1. Murders […]

Good Guys 3, Bad Guys 0

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Tuesday, 17 September

Three masked men show up at your home at 4 AM, “with bad intent‡.” What do you do? Homeowner shoots, kills 3 men wearing masks in possible ‘stand your ground’ case. And while details are thin when I’m typing this, is seems the good guy was armed with a semiautomatic rifle. You know, the kind […]

Q&A #33: It’s All Compromises

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Tuesday, 17 September

Time for another monthly Q&A!

00:18 – Guns that exceeded and fell short of my expectations?
03:14 – Why did the US keep the 1903 instead of the 1917 after WW1?
04:59 – Bren guns in .30-06
07:07 – Book on French handguns or bayonets
08:45 – My jobs before Forgotten Weapons became full-time
11:12 – Any effort at .30 Carbine handguns in WW2?
12:44 – 7.65mm French Long brass by Starline
14:15 – Objectively bad gun that I like anyway
15:20 – Eye relief and eye box in scopes
18:19 – Prototypes with neat features dropped from production models
19:38 – Have I met Oleg Volk?
20:22 – Why wasn’t the Winchester 1907 SL more popular?
21:08 – Will I continue to collect French arms now that my book is done?
21:45 – Sites to visit in Paris related to the Resistance and Occupation?...

 

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model 110 classicWhen most people think of Savage Arms they think of their AccuTrigger, a left-hand friendly company, and an assortment of modern synthetic stocks for target shooters as well as hunters. There is another older crowd of firearm enthusiasts who remember Savage Arms for their Model 99 lever-actions and the gorgeous wood they used to put […]

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Safety Recall: Winchester .17HMR1Late last week, Winchester announced a product warning and recall for two batches of their .17 HMR ammunition.  Winchester stated that loads from these two lots could be missing powder.  The primer alone may have enough force to get the bullet into the barrel, but not enough to make it exit.  This could cause a […]

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H&K Awarded Contract to Upgrade British SA80A3

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Tuesday, 17 September

SA80 rifle UpgradeIn November 2018, we reported that the British Army was set to receive up to 44,000 upgraded L85A3/SA80A3s over the next 5 years. The contract was reported to be worth £75 million or $95.6 million. It has now been announced, by Heckler & Koch, that a contract has been agreed with the UK’s Ministry of Defence […]

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