Friday, 25 September

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Rittenhouse's Defense Video

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 11:14, Friday, 25 September

YouTube seems to preventing this from being easily found.

Zoom

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 10:38, Friday, 25 September

 I am supposed to do a Zoom with a small group.  I have been experimenting with the host.  The problem is that when I hit Share, I get a small number of screens from which to pick.  If I run PowerPoint in presenter mode with the presented view on a screen other than my main monitor, it comes through fine.  But I want to share JPGs.  I cannot figure out how to put those JPGs on the share screen.  I open them in IrfanView, but I cannot drag IrfanView onto the share screen and have it go there; it just appears on top of the share screen.  This has to be a common need.  Suggestions?

 Sorry for the prolonged absence. Things have been what things have been here. But I'll try to do better now, especially with a pending international trip coming up to give me stuff to post about.

But today's post is about squirreling stuff away, and how sometimes it gets you a guest spot on the reality show "Hoarders", but other times it really pays off.

The last couple weeks or so, I've been working on a kit-build Glock pistol. I like the idea of building one up from scratch and putting in all the stuff that I want in it. Accordingly I got a frame and a slide and a quality barrel and started building. 


Did anyone else notice a scarcity in gun stuff lately? Turns out that Glock parts are now in demand and many are now apparently made from "unobtain-eum", meaning back-ordered or unavailable everywhere. But for once, my pack-ratting paid off. I recalled doing a bit of upgrading on my first Glock--a Model 23--back about 20 years ago. (Where does the time go?) It occurred to me that I might have a couple of old odd-bits around from that work that I could use as standy-by parts just to get this one complete and functional while I wait on back...

Read This

by Kevin in The Smallest Minority at 11:43, Friday, 25 September

 Professor Angelo Codevilla is generally worth your time, and this essay is no exception:  Revolution 2020.  Excerpt:

Progressivism’s foundational proposition—that the American way of life suffers from excessive freedom and insufficient latitude for experts to lead each into doing what is best for all—is the intellectual basis of the oligarchy’s ever-increasing size, wealth, and power. The theme that the USA was ill-conceived in 1776-89 and must be re-conceived has resounded from Woodrow Wilson’s Congressional Government (1885) to the campaigns of Franklin Roosevelt, John Kennedy, Barack Obama, and Joseph Biden: “listen to the scientists!” The criticism’s main point has been constant: America’s original conception validated the people’s right to live as they please, and made it hard to marshal them for Progressive purposes.

But the Progressive critique adds a moral basis: the American people’s indulgence of their preferences—private ease ...

 The president of the influential Family Research Council is warning that Democrats already have launched "a full-scale assault" on the faith and religious beliefs of the frontrunner to fill the Supreme Court vacancy, Amy Coney Barrett. [More]

Too bad she's not a Satanist, right?

All Things Being Equal

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:52, Friday, 25 September

 City of Minneapolis commends heavily armed group of black 'Freedom Fighters' who've been patrolling streets 'protecting businesses, protesters and black heritage' since death of George Floyd [More]

Good for them. That's as it should be.

Now look at how Oath Keepers are portrayed.

[H/T Wirecutter]

 Sacramento ex-deputy sentenced to jail for sex with ex-boyfriend’s teenage son [More]

Anybody else reading a revenge set-up by the mother in all this?

THAT'll Teach Him!

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:15, Friday, 25 September

 4th grade virtual learner gets suspended for having a BB gun in his bedroom [More]

Jeez, the biggest and cruelest bullies always seem to be the zero-tolerance hive insects who administer the "tolerance" and "no bullying" policies. With "progressives," every day is Opposite Day.

This is not the first time this has happened... I'm wondering when a guns-a-blazin' SWAT response will result in fun for all.

I'm also wondering -- since "education" is compulsory here in "the land of the free" and since public school employees are government functionaries -- if a self-incrimination/Fifth Amendment and a Fourth Amendment defense might be made for requiring the cameras in the home.

As noted before, I had more freedom in the Shah's Iran than children do now in the lan...

 

B&G Foods to remove black Cream of Wheat chef from packaging [More]

Then there's poor old Uncle Ben...

So note how the same people indignant about non-white mascots are furious that minorities are "underrepresented" on Rice Krispies...

[Via Mack H]

Bagging Some Wrays

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:37, Friday, 25 September

 FBI Director Christopher Wray was the target of White House criticism for the second time in a week Friday as Chief of Staff Mark Meadows chided him over remarks made a day earlier to Congress about voter fraud.[More]

I hate to say "I told you so."

An Intensifying Debate

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:32, Friday, 25 September

 But that has not stopped an intensifying debate in the military about its role should a disputed election lead to civil unrest. [More]

And who is stoking that but the Democrats and their DSM cheerleaders?

Note Trump has never said he would refuse to step down if he loses a legitimate election. what's scary is the multitude of mob influencers feigning outrage over that.

That Drudge gives this calculated hysteria-mongering headline placement tells us much about how he has devolved.

She's on the short list for the Supreme Court position, and she's very, VERY solid on the Second Amendment! She dissented in Kanter v. Barr, where the Seventh Circuit rejected an as-applied Second Amendment challenge, brought by a person who had been convicted of a nonviolent felony (mail fraud).

"History is consistent with common sense: it demonstrates that legislatures have the power to prohibit dangerous people from possessing guns. But that power extends only to people who are dangerous. Founding-era legislatures did not strip felons of the right to bear arms simply because of their status as felons. Nor have the parties introduced any evidence that founding-era legislatures imposed virtue-based restrictions on the right; such restrictions applied to civic rights like voting and jury service, not to individual rights like the right to possess a gun. In 1791--and for well more than a century afterward--legislatures disqualified categories of people from the right to bear arms only when they judged that doing so was necessary to protect the public safety."

"As I explain below, none of these...

More Boeing 737 MAX problems

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 13:54, Friday, 25 September

 The British Airline Pilot's Association does not like Boeing's proposed fix to the MCAS system, and I don't blame them:

The NPRM, published here, proposes various fixes to the 737 Max design, its software and procedures for pilots to follow in the event of a problem. One of those procedures includes disabling the airliner's automatic trim system, operated by MCAS when the software kicks in, and having the two pilots use a manual backup trim wheel instead of the aircraft's powerful electric motors.

BALPA said: "Requiring both crew members to turn the trim wheel simultaneously in a non-normal scenario is extremely undesirable and goes against all...

Well, Okay Then, We're all in Agreement

by ASM826 in Borepatch at 13:49, Friday, 25 September

My Kind of Kid

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 10:40, Friday, 25 September

This Ad Will Make You Want to Move to Texas

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 10:33, Friday, 25 September

We Republicans have the coolest ads.

Espionage Attack on the US Government

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 12:23, Friday, 25 September

Password credentials in the hands of hackers that granted access to a US government network. Feds Hit with Successful Cyberattack, Data Stolen The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an alert on Thursday, not naming the agency but providing technical details of the attack. Hackers, it said, gained initial access by using employees’ […]

RECOILtv Gun Room: Strasser RS 14 Evo

by RECOILtv in Recoil at 12:58, Friday, 25 September

recoiltv NM strasser RS-14
recoiltv NM strasser RS-14In this installment of RECOILtv's Gun Room, we join...

Police in Sydney, Australia have seized a partially 3D printed Glock 19 pistol after a raid on a Newtown home which is believed to have also been assembled with illegally imported parts. As only the slide, barrel and trigger components need to be smuggled in through the postal service (which are unregulated and freely available […]

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American Tactical Unveils New FXH-45M Moxie 1911

by Luke C. in The Firearm Blog at 10:00, Friday, 25 September

American Tactical Unveils New FXH-45M Moxie 1911American Tactical Inc, is a US manufacturer and worldwide importer of firearms, ammunition, and tactical equipment probably most famous for some of their 1911 pistols. They have just introduced the all-new FXH-45M Moxie 1911 pistol. The FXH-45M Moxie looks and feels different with an all-new barrel, slide, and sight set from a standard 1911 pistol. […]

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The result is that any law-abiding citizen may lose his liberty, and (not ironically) his Second Amendment rights, as a result of exercising his constitutional right to keep and bear arms if the arm falls within the complicated legal definition of an “assault weapon.” If ever the existence of a state statute had a chilling effect on the exercise of a constitutional right, this is it.

Roger T. Benitez
United States District Judge
September 23, 2020
James Miller, et al., v. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, et al.
[Chilling effect!!

This is awesome! It’s an infringement upon a specific enumerated right if it causes a “chilling effect” upon the exercise of that right. This has long been the case for First Amendment infringement law but it wasn’t until 2018 in Illinois that I saw it applied to a Second Amendment case.

This is pa...

Update from the Range

by Unknown in Home on the Range at 08:23, Friday, 25 September


Just an update here - still dealing with the staph infection in my leg.  Two visits to the hospital since March and 5 weeks of antibiotics put a dent in it, but it's still not gone and the antibiotics have destroyed my gut to the point I'm not able to hold food down.  Getting better but after I get done working I just don't have any energy for writing though I'm keeping the dogs entertained - Hugs - Brigid

Texas Reloaded

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 08:23, Friday, 25 September

This is a political ad, and it's a great political ad.


Don't mess with Texas.

Good reading, but...

by Unknown in The Freeholder at 09:12, Friday, 25 September

 

No, not my first time. I remember in college reading the book "Who Rules America" in an anthropology class. The 20-something year old me thought it was interesting, but irrelevant to him.

The 20-something year old me was often an idiot.

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man has a post up on this subject, referencing a new essay by Prof. Angelo Codevilla, titled "Revolution ...

Word

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:43, Friday, 25 September

Holy cow, look at this clip from @WhitlockJason testifying before the House Judiciary Committee today on big tech censorship. Boom! pic.twitter.com/L4jdfE8w1s

— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) September 24, 2020

 [Via bondmen]

Kinder, Gentler Prosecution

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:35, Friday, 25 September

 'It should be attempted murder at a minimum!' National Police Association questions 'wanton endangerment' charges against Louisville gunman who 'shot two cops' during demonstrations [More]

Maybe if we're nice to them we can put this behind us and all be friends?

[Via bondmen]

 Is it time for a ‘whiff of grapeshot’ to bring the rioters to heel? [More]

That won't do it.

If the enemy doesn't surrender unconditionally, you will have won nothing. That people -- especially our "leaders" -- don't get that is what has resulted in the hundred thousand or so "war deaths" suffered by this country since the last time we forced that ultimatum on an enemy.

[Via bondmen]

Life Imitates Art

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:12, Friday, 25 September

 Three railroad workers have been suspended for turning a storage room under New York’s Grand Central Terminal into an unauthorized “man cave” with a television, a refrigerator, a microwave and a futon couch, officials said Thursday. [More]

How many girls do you know of who have a Park Avenue address like this one?


[Via bondmen...

One Scoop or Two?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:04, Friday, 25 September

 Protesters block I-64 at Jefferson in Downtown St. Louis [More]

Life doesn't always imitate art...

[Via bondmen]

 As Black Lives Matter Terrorists Burn Down America, Ben Shapiro Endorses Gun Control [More]

This surprises anyone?

Letting the DSM define who is a "conservative" enables them to smear the rest of us as extremists, haters, fascists, Nazis... 

Cream of the Crop

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:46, Friday, 25 September

 While the Democrats continue to stick to their narrative that incidents of ballot harvesting and rampant voter fraud are just a bogeyman conjured up by Republicans to disenfranchise people (or something), more evidence continues to prove just how wrong they are. In Texas, four people have been arrested in a ballot harvesting scheme, including a Gregg County commissioner.  [More]

Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering?

[Via Michael G...

Useful Idiots Served Their Purpose

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:40, Friday, 25 September

 A Church in Louisville opened its grounds to protesters to help them avoid arrest during the curfew. Now organizers are demanding all white people leave or be met with violence. [More]

Hold on a sec. -- I'm sure I left my sympathy lying around here somewhere.

It's almost like this could be a parable for Europe and a prediction for here or something...

[Via Michael G]

For Love or Money

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:28, Friday, 25 September

 Lindsey Graham: 'I'm getting killed financially' [More]

Yeah, well, you knew cheap labor interests were cheap...

[Via Steve T

 Military Ballots Found in the Trash in Pennsylvania—All Were Trump Votes [More]

I'm sure that's just a coincidence. At least if you consider it along with Wisconsin, and if you're applying the Goldfinger standard.

[Via Michael G]

 The easiest way to present this is just to copy and paste the email:

David,

I finally got was I was seeking: WHEN did the police 'knock' on the door (as they claim)?

Early in the morning when residents are likely asleep (approx. 12:40 AM).

  1. "The Legal Response to Breonna Taylor's Death Shows How Drug Prohibition Transforms Murder Into Self-Defense"
  2. "Breonna Taylor and the Moral Bankruptcy of Drug Prohibition"
  3. "Grand Jury Charges 1 Louisville Police Officer Involved in Breonna Taylor Shooting With 'Wanton Endangerment'"

Lesson: 'Knock and Announce' Search Warrants have to be served in the DAYTIME.

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Deferential Treatment

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:05, Friday, 25 September

 "The current, deferential regime reflects humility about the capacity of judges to evaluate the soundness of scientific and economic claims." [More]

If the big "Gotchas!" against this after all this time are rulings on bartending and hair braiding licenses, both of which are resolvable through legislation, I'm seeing Scalia's point on outweighing evils.

I'm not saying the injustices aren't a concern-- I'm saying courts not staying in their lane have inflicted untold damage to the system mandated by the Constitution.

[Via Mack H]

A Positive Attitude

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:45, Friday, 25 September

 Gov. Northam, first lady Pamela Northam test positive for COVID-19 [More]

Guess the mask didn't work...

While it may be “inappropriate” for a judge to weigh in on a specific case before confirmation — for legitimate reasons, including not having studied and evaluated all the particulars, evidence and precedents against the “supreme Law of the Land,” — there’s no reason why general principles of understanding should be off-limits. Such hearings are supposed to be, among other things, high-level employment interviews, not pre-coronation ceremonies. [More]
This is too imp...

Give It Your All

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:54, Friday, 25 September

Biden is favored to win the election [More]

I know, I know. Everybody said the same thing about Hillary.

The thing is, I see a lot of gun owners making comments about how Trump is going to win by a landslide, and they always do so offering only that opinion, with no substantiation from a credible authority. And again, I know there were a handful of handicappers who correctly picked Trump to win in 2016 and who are putting money on him again for the November race.

The point being, don't let any of these scenarios result in either demoralized resignation or over-confident complacency. 

There are an estimated 100 million gun owners in this country and about 138 million citizens voted last time. Knowing what is at stake in terms of threatened infringements, there is no excuse for a Biden win. I...

Jalapeño Pepper Popper Bake

by JulieG in Blog – Julie Golob at 10:52, Friday, 25 September

Happy National Cooking Day! I shared this recipe in my most recent email to my subscriber list last week. In honor of National Cooking Day, I’m posting it here on my blog too. I named this dish as a fun play on words considering my practical shooting roots and it proved a great way to […]

Thursday Cigar and Beer

by David in Musings Over a Barrel at 10:36, Friday, 25 September

It was an early start to the weekend Thursday when I headed over to 1781 Brewing after dinner for a beer and smoke at the cigar lounge. After a week of very cool weather, one that actually had me turning on the heater for a smoke on the deck earlier in the week, it was nice to sit outside comfortably as the sun set. As usual, the first stop was to fill my mug with a tasty beer. Also as usual, I opted for the Washington's Hare Porter. The mildly sweet caramel and toffee notes, with just a touch of bitterness, go quite well with most cigars I smoke. And the low 5.5% ABV makes it easier to have a refill, should I desire.

In perusing the lounge's humidor, I saw it held a box of Black Label Trading Company Bishops Blend, in the Corona Larga vitola. I have been enjoying the Robusto size sticks I grabbed last July at the shop, but had never tried the slightly larger size. 

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Holy shit...

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 06:34, Friday, 25 September

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents tasked by fired former Director James Comey to take down Donald Trump during and after the 2016 election were so concerned about the agency’s potentially illegal behavior that they pu...

The supposed anti-racists:

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 06:25, Friday, 25 September


Just wonderful people, aren't they?

Universities Today

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 08:43, Friday, 25 September


One of the whips of the Culmstock Otter Hounds holds up a 22lb otter they killed on 13 September 1934, at Taunton Castle, Somerset.

A Medieval Studies Professor forwarded the following:

A student describing the ethical system of Dante’s Inferno noted that the first ring of the 7th circle encased those who committed violence against otters.

Woke Fascism Rules Britain

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 08:41, Friday, 25 September


Here is Kristie Higgs’s petition that got her fired. (click on the image for larger version)

Toby Young, in the British Spectator, explains how you can lose your job even for anonymous on-line dissent.

Kristie Higgs, a 44-year-old school assistant, didn’t realise that criticising the sex education curriculum at her son’s school on Facebook would get her fired. For one thing, her account was set to ‘private’, so only her family and friends could read it. For another, she was posting under her maiden name, so no one could connect her with her ...

Election Fraud Has Already Started

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 09:44, Friday, 25 September

Of course it has. The Other McCain asks and answers the question “Election Fraud Already Underway?“ Mail-in ballots from the military serving overseas were found in the trash in Pennsylvania. The ballots were discovered during an investigation into election issues in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. They were all votes for President Trump. The media won’t care, […]

Friday Links

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:21, Friday, 25 September

Ace of Spades HQ starts us off today with Biden Calls It Quits for the Day — at 9:26am SiGraybeard – Things Are Popping Over at Boca Chica A video of destructive testing by Space-X. Destructive testing is always fun to watch! A View from the Beach – Biden Voters Riot in Louisville After Police […]

A Failure of the Victim-selection Process

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:20, Friday, 25 September

He thought robbing a store in Florida was a good idea. Broward gas station clerk shoots man dead during attempted armed robbery, police say Around 5 a.m. Sunday morning, Stephon Brown went to the Valero at 2400 W. Sunrise Blvd. in unincorporated Central Broward County, pulled out a gun and attempted to rob the gas […]

Anti-Catholic Bigotry in the Media

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Friday, 25 September

Color me shocked. Media Outlets Forced to Backtrack After Trying ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Smear on Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Reuters and Newsweek both went straight for the anti-Catholic bigotry. Two national media news outlets issued significant retractions Tuesday after being called out for publishing erroneous hit pieces about potential Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. As […]

Big-Bore Simplicity: the Serbu BFG-50A

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Friday, 25 September

The Serbu BFG-50A is one of only a couple self-loading .50 caliber rifles manufactured in the US. Work on its design began in 2008, and the first finished examples were produced in 2011. A total of about 500 have been made to date. Mechanically, it is a direct gas impingement action with a 3-lug rotating bolt. Weighing in at 23 pounds, it is significantly lighter than its closest comparison, the Barrett M82A1.

13,000 Rounds of Smuggled Ammunition Caught at Mexico BorderEarlier this week the Mexican government claimed that it has caught a United States Citizen attempting to bring 13,000 rounds of smuggled ammunition through the border crossing at Nogales which is right across from the State of Arizona. At the time of writing the perpetrator has been taken into custody by the Mexican government. 13,000 […]

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The Danish Armed Forces have selected Colt Canada C20 Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) in 7.62×51 mm as their new sniper rifle. The C20 DMR is intended to replace the current Heckler & Koch  HK417S (Sniper). The Danish name will be Finskyttegevaer, Kort (FINSKGV K). Roughly translated it means “fine shooting rifle, short”, and it will be introduced […]

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NEW Aero Glock Mag Pistol Caliber Carbine: Full Review

by James Reeves in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Friday, 25 September

In this episode of TFBTV, James visits Thunder Ranch and speaks with the guys from Aero about their big SHOT Show unveiling of their as-yet-unnamed pistol caliber carbine AR-15. As of right now, they have a prototype up and running with 20,000 rounds through it, and James got to try it out at the Thunder […]

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High Speed Gear Announces Production Increase

by Will P in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Friday, 25 September

High Speed Gear, Inc. is increasing production in an attempt to meet current massive demand.High Speed Gear, Inc. (HSGI) produces some of the most popular shooting-related accessories in the business. From belts to bags, holsters, chest rigs, plate carriers and more, if you’re looking for a piece of gun gear there’s a decent chance they make something you could use. The products for which High Speed Gear is best […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- September 25, 2020

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 03:55, Friday, 25 September

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

 

THE ANYWHERE DEFENSE: IMPACT WEAPON TACTICS

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When The System Fails

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:39, Friday, 25 September

Criminal Justice Reform is not making things better. Retired Seattle judge believes murder by prolific offender Travis Berge was ‘preventable’ Travis Berge, a man who had at least 35 felony convictions and who was profiled in the “Seattle is Dying” documentary from KOMO, allegedly committed a murder-suicide Wednesday night at Cal Anderson Park in Seattle. […]

A Couple of Reporters Got Arrested in Louisville

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:17, Friday, 25 September

Shelby Talcott and Jorge Ventura of Daily Caller were arrested at the Louisville Peaceful Protest™ – known to some as riots – after the curfew had expired, and after 2 cops had been shot. The Other McCain notes that there are Hazards of the Trade Hunter S. Thompson got tear-gassed while covering the riots at […]

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 Oh yeah?  Might as well say the Japanese aren't real.  Or the Canadians.   But we had plans to fight the Japanese or the Canadians.


I don't know what the color should be for Zed, but... Gray?  No that was for the Caribbean or Central America.

Anyway.  We have a daggum plan to fight the Shamblor menace.  

Preparedness Notes for Friday — September 25, 2020

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:04, Friday, 25 September

On September 25th, 1789, the first Congress of the United States approved 12 amendments to the U.S. Constitution and sent them to the states for ratification. This is also the birthday of Will Smith (born 1968), best known for his roles in I Am Legend and Enemy Of The State. — Please wait until the “Book Bomb Day”, October 20th, 2020, to order your copy of my new book, The Ultimate Prepper’s Survival Guide. Our goal is to get it ito Amazon’s Top 100, and on The New York Times bestsellers list. Thanks! — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present …

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Bypassing Internet News Censorship, by M.F.

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:03, Friday, 25 September

In late 2019, I completed the ham radio Technician and General tests and to be honest I’ve yet to get started on the Extra Class test. if you are new to ham radio, then check out hamexam.org and sign up, it’s free. You can take your tests on a phone or tablet until your hitting 90s and then go schedule to take the test at a local comm center or ham club. They charge just $15 to test, and they often let you also take the next higher level test free of charge. I managed to buy and set up …

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Economics & Investing For Preppers

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:02, Friday, 25 September

Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we further examine the economic impact of the Wuhan Flu pandemic. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: How silver’s 50% rally in 2020 has transformed the industry o  o  o Another rush to cash? Analysts are cautiously watching stocks, gold price Economy & Finance: Coronavirus: Hit to global economy ‘will be …

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:01, Friday, 25 September

“Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer. O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah. But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the Lord will hear when I call unto him. Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah. Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put …

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Masked up, and delivering content.  The basics of firearm safety:

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Prepper Dave On The Grayman Theory

by ENDO-Mike in Everyday No Days Off – Gun Blog at 00:00, Friday, 25 September

This all needed to be said haha:

Politics really aren’t something I spend a lot of time on, but wow is this election ever cringe.

As Dave says… the greyman theory = hiding in plain sight.  Note that typically people who think they are EXTREMELY gray...

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Thursday, 24 September

19:55

RBG's Last Wish

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 17:38, Thursday, 24 September

 Evidently, Justice Ginsberg had some sort of last wish about her replacement.  Reportedly, she said, "My fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”

In that case, she should have lived another four years, until 2024, or retired in 2015, while Obama was still president.  Simpy because I doubt a new president will be installed in 2017.  We'll still have Trump.

When i die, my fervent wish is that my fervent wish is that my Belle wins the Powerball and does great and wondrous deeds in my memory.  I give my final wish better odds than having Ginsberg's wish come true.  She hanged on as long as possible, hoping that a Democrat president would get to replace her.  She miscalculated, plain and simple.

That seat is not hers, it belongs to the people, and her miscalculation is no reason for the President to delay filling that seat.  Maybe this time, we'll get a true conservative.

Why Did My Gun Blow Up?

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 18:10, Thursday, 24 September

Written by: Greg Ellifritz

 

I had an unusual experience at the range today.  The gun I was shooting blew up in my hand.  In a 20+ year career as a full time firearms instructor, I’ve seen a few guns blow up.  I blew up a Kahr PM-9 once (stupidly) shooting reloads from an unknown source.  I’ve seen a couple more guns blown up in my training classes when squibs got stuck in the barrel.  Although it’s still a mystery why my gun blew up, I am certain it’s neither due to a squib nor a bad reload.

 

After I ran 200 rounds through my 9mm Glock and S&W Shield, I wanted to do some revolver work for an upcoming class.  I hadn’t shot my Smith and Wesson 317 in some time.  I had plenty of .22 ammo, so I took it to the range.  On the 11th round I fired, it blew up.

 

I was shooting when I heard an extra loud report, saw a bright flash, and felt a searing pain in my left hand.

 

I looked down and this is what I saw.   The gun was...

Thursday Humor

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 19:43, Thursday, 24 September

From Knuckledraggin My Life Away Thursday gifdump and also Cartoon Round Up…. from Theo Spark, Thursday Memes … from Freedom Is Just Another Word…

A WEBINAR YOU MIGHT FIND OF INTEREST

by Mas in at 19:08, Thursday, 24 September

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TFB Review: Zeiss DTI 3/35 Thermal Spotting Camera

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Thursday, 24 September

-“Would you like to review the Zeiss DTI 3/35? Zeiss brand new and first-ever thermal spotting camera?” (Me) -“For sure!” -“The good news is that you’ll be the first in the World. The bad news is that you can only have it over a long weekend and the forecast says it’s going to rain most […]

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The Civil War May Be About to Start

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 16:26, Thursday, 24 September

 9/24/20 Taki's Magazine:

At that point, peaceful protester Alayna Melendez leapt on Gardner from behind (not subscribers to the Marquess of Queensberry rules, these peaceful protesters), knocking him down and into the street, whereupon yet another peaceful protester jumped on top of Gardner, who fired two warning shots in the air, scattering his first two assailants. Again: all on tape.

Three seconds later, as Gardner was trying to get up, Scurlock jumped on him from behind and put him in a chokehold — which I believe is considered definitive proof of intentional murder when performed by a police officer. In videos, Gardner can be heard yelling, “Get off me! Get off me!”

With his right arm pinned, and Scurlock choking him, Gardner moved the gun to his left hand and shot over his shoulder, hitting Scurlock in the collarbone, killing him....

Or as The New York Times’ Azi Paybarah explained it: “Mr. Gardner got into a fight with one man, James Scurlock, 22. The two scuf...

Here you can watch a mostly peaceful protestor throwing a mostly peaceful Molotov cocktail at mostly brutal police, who for some odd reason are not shooting a guy* who is now in jail for attempted murder, possession of a destructive device, attempted assault, and arson.  The liberals who are bailing these mostly peaceful protesters out will need $525,000 to get him back on the street to resume mostly peaceful protesting.

*For a civilian, or a police officer in any civilized city, the second you throw it, use of deadly force is justified.  I do hope Trump's campaign uses this clip to remind people what sort of people hate him, and that Democrats only started condemning this criminal lunacy when they saw for no apparent reason, it was turning most Americans in Trump's favor.

Does This Door Open Both Ways?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:36, Thursday, 24 September

 For no particular reason, this morning I’ve been thinking about Nicolae Ceaușescu’s last public appearance. Too soon? [More]

Ha ha, "conservative Republican" for Biden!  

For no particular reason, you just made me think of Jamal Khashoggi.

Too soon?

[Via ...

Dancing Up a Storm

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 14:09, Thursday, 24 September


Mobilized to Dance in Blood: Giffords Pushing Policy Before the Dead are Even Cleared [More]

The more there is, the better those who would mandate more like it.

 CNN pundit isn’t afraid of ‘right wing bully bigots’ calling her out for labeling GOP Ky. AG Daniel Cameron ‘Uncle Tom,’ ‘Step & Fetch Negro’ [More]

Good thing it's "literally impossible" for her to be a racist!

[Via Michael G]

A Giant Deutsch

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:45, Thursday, 24 September

 MSNBC's Deutsch compares Trump to Hitler, says president's Jewish supporters 'walking like a lemming off a cliff' [More]

Obviously.

Well, we are talking about a national socialist who equates those who support their right to back up the words "Never Again" with those who made the words necessary.

[Via Mack H]


Armor

by Tam in View From The Porch at 16:31, Thursday, 24 September

"Goddammit, I *just* put my plate carrier back up in the attic last week!" is maybe the most 2020 phrase ever.#civilunrest #2020iscursed

— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) September 24, 2020

 

When the DHS says “all civilian federal agencies” must take some action relative to security, it usually means something interesting is going on. Zerologon: instantly become domain admin by subverting Netlogon cryptography (CVE-2020-1472) To be vulnerable to this issue, you must NOT have applied the patch that was issued by Microsoft in August. That is […]

Weird-ass Pistol – Bushmaster Arm Pistol

by ENDO-Mike in Everyday No Days Off – Gun Blog at 13:23, Thursday, 24 September

haha what the:

Fascinating.  I see one is up on gunbroker for $1600.  Less expensive than I thought it would be, but imma pass.

Thoughts?

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Big Stick It Look Like A Pogo Stick

by ENDO-Mike in Everyday No Days Off – Gun Blog at 13:20, Thursday, 24 September

This is too good:

POTD: Phoenix Weaponry Limited Edition AR-15

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Thursday, 24 September

In today’s Photo Of The Day, we take a look at a Limited Edition AR-15 from Phoenix Weaponry. Above you can see the rifle in full and below there are various pictures of the details. This is not your usual riflescope, but the new Pulsar Thermion XG50 (3-24×42) which uses the 640×480, 12-micron sensor made by BAE […]

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Concealed Carry Corner: Training for Concealed Carry

by Matt E in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Thursday, 24 September

During the COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest this year, there has been a nationwide rush on firearms and ammunition. We all can feel the struggles every time we go to the gun store or online dealer for ammo. Part of this is the fact there are more first-time gun owners in society now. These new […]

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John Richardson of No Lawyers – Only Guns and Money has a post  about:

a peaceful demonstration in Raleigh on Saturday starting at 10am outside the Wake County Department of Public Safety.

I won’t be attending but if you live in the area please consider contributing your time.

Update: From the comments…

It’s been cancelled because of civil unrest coupled with the NC law against being armed at a protest. We can’t defend ourselves against the mob if they show up on the first Saturday after the Breonna Taylor grand jury report.

Sean D Sorrentino

Why Carry a Gun?

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 10:50, Thursday, 24 September

Via Bobbie Panelli but it can be found many other places as well:

Why Carry a Gun?

My old Grandpa said to me, “Son, there comes a time in every man’s life when he stops bustin’ knuckles and starts bustin’ caps and usually it’s when he becomes too old to take a whipping.

I don’t carry a gun to kill people; I carry a gun to keep from being killed.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m evil; I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the World.

I don’t carry a gun because I hate the government; I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.

I don’t carry a gun b...

Second day of woodcutting

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 10:20, Thursday, 24 September

When I got ready to move into the Secret Lair about nine years ago, planning to heat it with wood, I looked around at all the dead juniper everywhere and saw an embarrassment of riches – I really thought I had that part nailed. Because, as has so often been the case, I didn’t know what I didn’t know.

And what I didn’t know was a) as firewood goes, juniper is lousy firewood. It’s generally very porous, the pores are full of dirt, and it never burns very hot. Also b) my free woodstove was very poorly suited for the purpose – in hindsight I really think it was designed to use forced air – and between it, the 8-inch stovepipe and the juniper it was a terrifying chimney fire waiting to happen. Because it produced smoldering, smoky, relatively cool fires that may as well have been designed to deposit creosote rather than, you know, heat my cabin.

So I got a new boxwood stove near the start of my second winter in residence, and gradually began my tradition of collecting old pallets and scrap wood through the summer. Can’t say I don’t burn any juniper, because of course I do and anyway the stove and pipe are more squar...

Concealed Carry, Holsters, Philosophy

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 10:30, Thursday, 24 September

I was asked to do a discussion on concealed carry, holster choices, and other considerations.  I hope it's worth your time.


The holsters I talk about are two Safariland, and two Craft Holsters, the Lynx, and the Comfortable Nylon.

Time to Take Away the Keys?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:35, Thursday, 24 September

 

Democrats worry Feinstein can’t handle Supreme Court battle [More]

Just keep the gun away from the ol' boogerhooker and she'll be fine.

[Via Steve T

I Just Don't Get It

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:40, Thursday, 24 September

 “Violence Has No Home in Portland” – Clown Mayor Ted Wheeler Crawls out from under Rock and Condemns “Alt-Right Groups” Planned Protest in Portland [More]

I guess I'm not seeing the risk/cost/benefit tradeoffs being in the plus column for people who don't live there going to a city that mostly agrees with Wheeler and taking to the streets in a known hostile actual and legal environment. Seems to me trouble can find us easily enough without going looking for it.

What tangible positive benefits am I missing? And what do we really know about the people egging this on?

[Via ...

 A good Samaritan is outraged because he risked his life to save a mom and her kids from a violent pervert at Hudson River Park — only to learn the suspect was quickly released without bail. [More]

With the citizen disarmament edicts there along with the general climate of defenders being destroyed by the legal system, I find myself more and more in agreement with Rick Blaine:


[Via ...

The Wrong Question

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:08, Thursday, 24 September

 What does it take for NY politicians to say no to gun crime? [More]

Mr. Pynchon nails it.

It'll never be enough, will it?

#BelieveWomen?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:03, Thursday, 24 September

 WOMAN WHO SHOT AND KILLED BOYFRIEND SAYS SHE DIDN'T KNOW HER GUN HAD A BULLET IN THE CHAMBER [More]

I suspect we'll hear from her again some day.

Can We All Get Along?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:51, Thursday, 24 September

Like friends helping friends? [More



And she's not the only candidate Jorge endorsed. Hey, isn't Jennifer Lewis a "gunsense candidate" who "opposes assault weapons and of course the extra deadly bump stocks for them [and] who is trying to save your life from the heartless firearms industry?"

Not that I want to incur any more wrath from the Brotherhood of Trainers or anything...

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Why the polls are wrong, part CCXIII

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 10:19, Thursday, 24 September

 The polls show a tight election race.  It won't be close I still stand by my prediction that Donald Trump will get 354 electoral votes to easily win the White House.  The argument is that polling at this point is driven by the organizations that are funding the pollsters, so there's a lot of Democratic Party cash flowing and the pollsters take the attitude that the customer is always right.  This statement is testable - as we get within 2 weeks of the election the polls should swing to a Trump lead as the pollsters shift focus from cash intake to a desire to be close to the actual results (to maintain their reputations).  We'll see in a month.

But there's also a lot of evidence of a Trump lead all over the place, if you look.  Here are a set of links and data points for your consideration - all of which point to support for Trump.  None of them make you think that the polls show Biden to be ahead.

Item the first: here in Sunny west coast Florida the TV airways are bombarded daily with dozens of adverts for Joe Biden.  I think I've only...

This. Is. CNN.(again)

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 10:09, Thursday, 24 September

Call a black AG racist names.  Double down on it.  Then call people who object 'bully bigots'.
These people are just fucking wonderful, aren't they?

Fair and Balanced?

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 10:08, Thursday, 24 September


Eugéne Delacroix (1798-1863), Attila suivi de ses hordes, foule aux pieds libéralisme, Marxisme, et pacifisme, Bibliothèque, Palais Bourbon, Paris, 1843-47

Politifact’s Tom Kertsher goes to unusual lengths in critiquing a tongue-in-cheek campaign ad for Georgia GOP Senator Kelly Loeffler in which a constituent admiringly describes her as “more conservative than Attila the Hun.”

[T]he comparison is largely misaligned with history. Attila isn’t regarded as “conservative” in the ideological sense, according to historians. If you had to peg him, you’d probably say “murderer” or “plunderer.”

As the Smithsonian Magazine put it, his name is synonymous with bloody massacres and forcing “the mighty Roman Empire almost to its knees.”

Attila, known as Flagellum Dei (Latin for “Scourge of God”),...

Those Peaceful Democratic Arsonists

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 09:24, Thursday, 24 September

The Democrats are all peaceful. Or mostly peaceful. Or something. Suspicious Fire Destroys Trump Supporter’s Garage, Truck; Pro-Biden, BLM Graffiti Left At Scene Burn Loot Murder once again living up to its name. The family’s garage, trucks and trailer were burned just after 3 a.m. Wednesday. Graffiti on the garage read, “Biden 2020,” “BLM” — […]

Trends in Gun Ownership

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 12:28, Thursday, 24 September

Women and minorities are recognizing that the .gov is not offering protection, and they are taking rational actions as a result. DC area joins nationwide trend of first-time gun ownership This is mostly an article about the increased demand for basic training in safe firearm handling and the increased demand for concealed carry classes, but […]

‘Gun Sales Up in Swing States’—Fox News

by Dave Workman in Liberty Park Press at 09:45, Thursday, 24 September

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Glock Prevails in Lawsuit After More Than Six Years

by Will P in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Thursday, 24 September

Glock has been awarded more than $2M in a lawsuit dating back to 2014.Glock is no stranger to a good lawsuit. For many years now, this titan of the handgun world has made repeated headlines for a smorgasbord of litigation. They’ve filed suit against others, they’ve been sued, and numerous times members (or former members) of the operation have even gone after each other. Thankfully, TFB TV’s own […]

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SSSF Awards Scholarships to Clay Target and Action Shooting StudentsThe Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation is a 501(c)(3) foundation that specializes in youth shooting and guidance programs. The SSSF contributes to the next generation of shooters in the United States by providing youth development programs with adult coaches to foster sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, and teamwork among other valuable life skills. In addition, they […]

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Quote of the day—Gerry

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 06:00, Thursday, 24 September

Any candidate who says, ”I am coming to take your (FILL IN THE BLANK)” doesn’t deserve your vote.

The job does not entitle that person to confiscate wealth or property from anyone. Does not matter if it’s guns, books, land or someone’s business.

Gerry
September 18, 2020
Comment to Quote of the day—David Harsanyi
[More that that! They probably deserve prosecution.—Joe]

Stating Their Case

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:48, Thursday, 24 September

Via email from Stephen Stamboulieh:

Just an FYI, today we argue Young v. Hawaii at 1:30 Pacific/3:30 Central  [Watch]

That's this case for those who need a refresher on what it's about.

The Cognitive Dissonance, It Burns...

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:40, Thursday, 24 September

 Princeton University has responded to a federal civil rights inquiry with a seemingly contradictory claim: Although the university does not discriminate against minorities, it is nonetheless systemically racist. [More]

Oh, God, you guys are gonna fry Norman's circuits again.

[Via Michael G]

MICROSOFT GETS EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO AI DEEMED 'TOO DANGEROUS TO RELEASE' - Microsoft says it will “leverage its technical innovations to develop and deliver advanced AI solutions for our customers”, although was not specific about what that would be.  [More]

Hey, if we can't trust Bill Gates with absolute power, who can we trust?

[Via Michael G]


 They will defund the police. Close down churches. Codify immorality. Fire people who don’t agree with the LGBTQ agenda or who speak against it. Churches will be forced to hire gay applicants. Abortion will be expanded under a state-run and funded Planned Parenthood. They will let socialism kill our economy and lower your standard of living, permanently. The state will take your guns. The state will raise your children. America will no longer be a Constitutional Republic. The Bill of Rights will be nullified. Forget the America you knew and prepare to be a client-state of globalists. [More]

Internet tiger talkers that ridicule voting and pretend to be above it all notwithstanding, my experience has been that the overwhelming majority of gun owners jump through all the hoops to comply, and even assure those dictating the terms of surrender that defiant dis...

Billionaire-Funded 'Anarchy'

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:11, Thursday, 24 September

 

Anarchy is Beautiful, Says Teen Vogue [More]

Shouldn't these people be swatting jilters and teaching children about anal sex or something?

The buck stops here.

[Via Michael G]...

Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:01, Thursday, 24 September

 It’s official: You can’t protect yourself. [More]

We've briefly looked at this before, but Ann Coulter does a really good job of breaking down all the outrages. 

Understand that this could be any one of us. 

And that @ThunderGawdKen would still want you to die.

They really are reducing our options down to a binary choice.

[Via Michael G]

Think of It as Diversification

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:38, Thursday, 24 September

 Seattle to Pay Ex-Pimp $150,000 to Come Up With ‘Alternatives to Policing’ [More]

What's with the "ex"? It looks like he's still got a stable of nasty whores bringing in the ill-gained money for him.

[Via Jess]

Conservatism, Inc. Informs Us That Opposition to Lagoa Is Racist ... Fund expertly assures us that her short time as a federal judge (following several years on the Florida bench) and lack of paper trail on constitutional questions should be no more a cause for concern on the Right than it was for, that’s right, David Souter. [More]

So we're racists if we have reasons for finding Lagoa unacceptable that have nothing to do with race?

What can I say but "National Review"?

This is the guy who wrote:

I favor a comprehensive immigration bill that combines stepped-up border enforcement with a large guest-worker program and a method by which we can bring illegal immigrants out of the shadows of our society....

 Four individuals, including the partner of one of the victims of the deadly Kenosha, Wisconsin, shootings, have filed a lawsuit against Facebook, the suspected gunman Kyle Rittenhouse and two leaders of online groups. [More]

So lawless commies are using the law to amass property?

And I thought Rittenhouse was the victim...?

Continuing the fire pit and power outage story… 

After rebuilding the fire, I headed inside to grab another smoke and a beer. The second cigar choice for the early evening was the Liga Undercrown Maduro from Drew Estate. This cigar has been mentioned before in these Musings and is a long-standing favorite.



I enjoy the Undercrown Maduro in the 5" x 54 Robusto size. T...

Official Shutterbug

by Tam in View From The Porch at 06:16, Thursday, 24 September

Yeah, yeah, the movie itself is going to be full of political whingeing, but candid portraiture is my favorite kind of photography and Pete Souza is a master of it, so I'll be watching it.

(I'm also enough of a geardo that I want to see the setups he was using during the Reagan years.)

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[Ed: Today we begin sharing the talks that members of the DRGO team gave September 20 online for the Second Amendment Foundation’s 35th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference. Dr. Przebinda, our Project Director, kicks it off. See each of our talks on the DRGO YouTube channel or at 2:17:23 here. The entire schedule of talks […]

Glenn Reynolds points out very astutely that, if the Supreme Court were genuinely representative of the country, instead of a small, and currently intensely abberant elite cultural clique, and if the Court had properly limited itself to interpreting the Law, rather than following the grand Dred Scott tradition of exploiting an ephemeral Court majority to settle intensely divisive national issues by judicial fiat, we wouldn’t have the vicious political struggle over Supreme Court appointments that has become the norm in recent years.

The power of playing the decisive Platonic Guardian card and getting your way permanently is too valuable a prize.

Why does Justice Ginsburg’s replacement matter so much that even “respectable” media figures are calling for violence in the streets if President Trump tries to replace her? Because the Supreme Court has been narrowly balanced for a whil...

Liberal Supreme Court Victories No More

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:21, Thursday, 24 September

In the liberal stronghold of the Atlantic, Minnesota Law Professor Alan Z. Rosenshtein warns his fellow lefties that the time of liberal goals being legislated from the bench is drawing to an inevitable close.

[T]he Warren and early Burger Courts painted a vivid, alluring picture of what justice by judiciary could look like. And even if liberals understood, deep down, that those two decades were an aberration in American legal history, the Court has given them just enough victories since then to keep the dream alive. For lawyers and law professors, there is also the simple matter of professional vanity: If the Supreme Cou...

You’re In Public. You Have “No Expectation” of Privacy

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:29, Thursday, 24 September

This woman is insane. Tik Tok Trouble: Albany Park Woman Upset With Man Taping Her Without Consent. CBS 2’s Meredith Barack has a warning from that woman and an apology from the man who posted the video. It all began at a BP gas station at Pulaski and Montrose when Vanessa Gonzalez said a van […]

They Suffered a Failure of the Victim-selection Process

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Thursday, 24 September

They thought breaking into an occupied dwelling was a good idea. 2 Fatally Shot While Allegedly Trying To Break Into Waukegan Home “Currently investigators believe that the two male suspects attempted to force their way into the home. While doing so, an altercation occurred and shots were exchanged from the occupants of the home and […]

96 Minute Wait for Police After 911 Call

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Thursday, 24 September

This is in Portland. Intruder with knife, boy being held: No Portland police response for 1 hour, 36 minutes Guy with a knife threatening a kid and his dad. There were numerous calls to 911. Neighbors cornered him a block away. Cops never came, until after he had run off. Police conceded the delay was […]

Book Review: U.S. Small Arms of World War II by Bruce Canfield

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Thursday, 24 September

Bruce Canfield’s newly released book, “U.S. Small Arms of World War II”, is a book that attempts to cover a huge amount of material from bayonets to mortars and recoilless rifles. Where most books of this type end up providing only a rather shallow view of a large number of subjects, what Canfield has done here is simply ignore the conventional wisdom about how long a book should be. Want to add more content? Just add more pages! The result is a huge 864-page tome that covers a large numbers of small arms in significant detail. This is not a true collectors guide (note that Canfield’s previous book – a true collector’s guide – was equally long and covered only the M1 Garand), but it is the most comprehensive and useful overview of this scale that I have found.

In addition to all the typical weapons you would expect to find,...

More Bubbles From Spuhr Mounts

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 08:00, Thursday, 24 September

If you’re shooting long distances a bubble level is strongly recommended. It will help you keep your shooting platform at a horizontal level reducing the margin of error. Most of the scope mounts from Spuhr have a bubble level built-in at the bottom, shown towards the shooter. Due to its location, it can be a little […]

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The German Federal Ministry of Defense (BMVg) have revealed further details on the tender as well as the future timeline for the procurement of the Bundeswehr’s next service rifle system. Almost a year ago, in November 2019, the benchmark testing between the submitted firearms ended. There were three different types of firearms submitted from two […]

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NEW Bushnell RXS-100 and RXS-250 Reflex Sights

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Thursday, 24 September

Bushnell RXS-250Bushnell has expanded their reflex sight product line by introducing the RXS series of red dot sights. This family of sights currently consists of two models: RXS-100 and RXS-250. At an MSRP of $99.99, the former is a more budget-friendly option whereas the RXS-250 has more advanced features at a higher price point of $249.99. […]

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05:55

Well, yeah.

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 09:05, Thursday, 24 September

 If you shoot yourself in the upper thigh it will be, of course "just missed hitting the femoral artery."

The whole thigh is the femoral artery's neighborhood.  Like if a meteorite the size of a Buick hits my house?  Yeah, I'm dead.  I'm the femoral artery.  If it hits the neighbors house or a few houses down on my street?  Almost as significant an event in my life.  My afternoon nap is definitely impacted. The rest of my life will be "yer one of them guys the that Buick-ite just missed hitting!"

Yup.

Also, and many better people than me have already told you this...  Stop touching your CCW gun.  Especially in public.  Leave it in the holster.  It ain't for show and tell.  Especially on line at the market.

Do that, and sure, appendix carry is your preference.  You are safe as houses until you get all in a sharing mood.  Like that guy.

Let's Call the Whole Thing Off

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:40, Thursday, 24 September

 Grass Roots North Carolina President Paul Valone sent out notice within the hour saying that the protest against Sheriff Baker for not doing the job for which he was elected is off. The GRNC office received tons of emails and calls from supporters saying since state law prevented them from being armed in the face of potential violence they just couldn’t be there. [More]

I'd wondered about that.

Funny, how when the 2nd isn't recognized the 1st is soon to follow...

Urban Preppers

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:17, Thursday, 24 September

 Rioters in Louisville had a U-Haul on standby loaded up with supplies, and immediately geared up as soon as the Breonna Taylor decision was announced. People pretend these riots happen out of nowhere. They don't. They're well-coordinated and prepared. [More]

And financed...

Notice all the ways the ADL dismissal redirects from all that?

[Via Michael G]

Cheesy All the Way Around

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 04:40, Thursday, 24 September

Costco yanks product after founder calls BLM a 'terrorist' group. [More]

Just in case you needed another reason to have nothing to do with COSTCO...

I was going to say "Bravo, Palmetto Cheese!" except it looks like the owner is now in full struggle session confession mode as if he'll ever be forgiven and welcomed back into the hive.

Bash the Fa...uh...sh

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 03:46, Thursday, 24 September

BLM activists descend on gay DC neighbourhood, assault residents ... a man being harassed is seen holding his puppy, yelling, "I marched with you", to the protesters. [More]

Yeah, well, you know what happens when idiots are no longer useful...

 While protests in Louisville had been largely peaceful, scuffles broke out between police and protesters and some people were arrested before the two officers were shot while investigating reports of gunfire Wednesday night. [More]

Ah, yes, "peaceful demonstrators."

I wonder how many stories about these two men being set up and murdered are qualified with that characterization.

In fairness, this one says "largely peaceful" instead of "mostly peaceful."

Should'a Would'a Could'a

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 04:19, Thursday, 24 September

 Hannity: Senate GOP’s Hunter Biden report should ‘immediately disqualify’ Joe Biden from presidency [More]

Holding breath in 3...2...

 DOJ: Here's our plan to hold online platforms accountable for 'unlawfully censoring' speech [More]

It'll take a Republican sweep, and even if they win it will be tied up for years in the courts.

Winner of Ariz. special Senate election should be 'promptly seated': Dem Mark Kelly [More]

Counting chickens are we? Well, we all know why.

Too bad Arizona Republicans keep putting up uniparty swamp squishes.

Did I mention Kelly relies on political extortion to dragoon corporations into doing his bidding?

Two Officers Shot in Louisville

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:24, Thursday, 24 September

Because BLM/Antifa/et al didn’t get what they wanted. 2 Louisville police officers shot as protesters gather following Breonna Taylor grand jury decision This was described in the press as a peaceful protest, until the shots rang out. Louisville Democrat Mob: ‘Burn It Down’ After #BreonnaTaylor Grand Jury Ruling The Mostly Peaceful™ Protesters didn’t wait for […]

Imagine That. Individual Action…

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:38, Thursday, 24 September

Citizens acting without government sanction. How a ‘Hillbilly Brigade’ saved an Oregon town from raging wildfires These are the men and women of the “Hillbilly Brigade” – about 1,200 in all who came together this past week to fight the state’s biggest fire in a century. They are credited with saving the mountain hamlet of […]

01:55

Black Anodizing Aluminum

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 23:45, Wednesday, 23 September

 It does not look too difficult.  I am not sure that I can find my nitric acid (and no, I have idea why I bought a liter of it), the power supply, or the other chemicals.  Have any of you done this before?  Or had experience with someone who does small jobs?

Alternatively what about Birchwood Aluminum Black Touchup?  I know it is just paint, but is it pretty tough?

Preparedness Notes for Thursday — September 24, 2020

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:06, Thursday, 24 September

On September t1775, Ethan Allen was captured by the British. In 1493, Columbus set sail with 17 ships on his second voyage to the Americas. — Today we present three short articles that are not eligible for Round 90 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. One of them is a well-writen rant, one of them is less than 1,500 words, and one of them is a guest article. Note that Round 90 of the contest ends on September 30th, so get busy writing and e-mail us your entry. Remember that there is a 1,500-word minimum, and that articles on practical …

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Testing 20-Year-Old Mountain House Lasagna, by S.H. in Texas

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:05, Thursday, 24 September

This article describes my experience with some Mountain House brand freeze-dried lasagna that I taste-tested 13 years beyond it’s “Best By” date. Since I have become a bit of a “prepper”, I have noticed that the years seem to fly by much faster than before! Perhaps it’s just the usual momentum of age, but it seems every time I check on something from my “deep storage”, I find that it has been at least 10 years since it was purchased! Very disturbing. So…the question that plagues us is this: “would this be better-‘n-nothing when the SHTF, or should I just …

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Why Did it Have to be … Guns?, by L. Neil Smith

by SurvivalBlog Contributor in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:04, Thursday, 24 September

Over the past 30 years, I’ve been paid to write almost two million words, every one of which, sooner or later, came back to the issue of guns and gun-ownership. Naturally, I’ve thought about the issue a lot, and it has always determined the way I vote. People accuse me of being a single-issue writer, a single- issue thinker, and a single- issue voter, but it isn’t true. What I’ve chosen, in a world where there’s never enough time and energy, is to focus on the one political issue which most clearly and unmistakably demonstrates what any politician — or …

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Our Daily Passive Battle, by H.G.

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:03, Thursday, 24 September

I’m firmly in the “meek” category along with most of the attributes you would assume go with it: introverted, passive-aggressive, quiet, content, peace-loving, hard to anger, patient, etc.  I can put up with a lot, get along with anybody.  I have strong opinions but I know that nobody wants to hear them. My daily intake of news consists of scanning the mostly-local headlines of one of the city television stations, reading a couple stories of interest to get a deeper picture, and relying mostly on headlines for the gist of the national happenings.  I’m not completely head-in-the-sand but I know …

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The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:02, Thursday, 24 September

SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “JWR”. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize emerging threats, and to be better prepared for both disasters and negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. Today, we look at some more saber-rattling by China, with Taiwan. Nashville Officials Conspire to Conceal Low COVID Numbers Our Editor-At-Large Michael Z. Williamson forwarded this: COVID-19 emails from Nashville mayor’s office show disturbing …

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:01, Thursday, 24 September

“As much as the left fashions themselves as being progressive, they’re not. In reality, today’s leftist movement is made in much the same way as a sausage—it’s a blend of fascist, communist, and socialist ideologies from twentieth-century Europe, with a pinch of Nazism, all ground together, yet retaining the flavor of its various parts.” – Dr. Michael Savage, in his book Liberalism Is A Mental Disorder

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 For the better part of the last 2 decades, I have not paid much attention to the progression of AR style weapons, ever since diving into long range shooting with bolt action rifles. I had been trained on the M-16 during my time in the Army and purchased one of the familiar AR-15 civilian versions years ago. An AR-10 has long been on my “wish list” of guns to add to the collection, but after 20 years of having my head in the sand and every time I popped up to take a peek into acquiring one of my own, the completely mind-numbing number of manufacturers of AR style weapons and accessories was just too much to sift through, until now. I got the opportunity to review a unique version of the AR-10, Springfield Armory’s Saint Victor .308 AR-10 pistol. 

Wednesday, 23 September

21:55

Two Years Ago on This Day...

by Kevin in The Smallest Minority at 19:41, Wednesday, 23 September

 ...late in the evening, I was rolled into surgery at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona where a stranger's liver was transplanted into my (dying) body.

I did not expect to wake up after surgery.  If I had not had the surgery, I doubt I'd have woken up on the 24th. 

Living in the future is amazing.

18:55

Via The Dailywire:

See also this article from yesterday.

There are only a few days left to sign the petition urging the White House to prosecute the district attorneys who charged Rittenhouse. I know it’s unlikely the DAs will prosecuted even if enough signatures are obtained. And I know 99,148 signatures in the remaining days is next to impossible. But, please, sign it anyway.

The more signatures we get the closer we are to normalizing the prosecution of those who use the power of government to implement a terrible injustice. These DAs are...

 The past week I've hear a talking point that the "right-wing is the one inciting violence at otherwise peaceful protests".  You know, like at Minneapolis and Kenosha.

Here is the latest, but it's not the only.  

I can't find via google the other ones I have seen, including people being mocked for it on Twitter.  So it must not be getting any traction.


I am highly dubious that anyone right of center is sparking arson, vandalism, robbery, assault, and murder. From the Left.  

And what does that say about the Left that they are so easily manipulated by small numbers of shadowy forces.  Force able to cause them to drop their peaceful principles and hurt and destroy folks.  If these proto-Marxists so easily lose their self-control unwillingly perhaps they should refrain from going outside.  They know they lack self-discipline and are a potential physical threat to themselves or others.  The moral thing for Democrats to do is seek help be...

Wednesday Humor

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 18:15, Wednesday, 23 September

From Wirecutter at Knuckledraggin My Life Away we have Wednesday gifdump, The sh*t I post on F*c*book and You’re welcome.

Key Statistics of Firearms Sales During COVID-19 in 2020

by Luke C. in The Firearm Blog at 17:00, Wednesday, 23 September

Key Statistics of Firearms Sales During COVID-19There is no debate that COVID-19 has changed the world in a significant way. The firearms industry is often subject to the ebbs and flows of society but in particular, the situation surrounding COVID-19 has significantly impacted both firearms owners and the industry itself. The guys over at Bear Creek Arsenal have collected 10 key […]

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POTD: IWI NEGEV – The LMG of Israel Defense Forces

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Wednesday, 23 September

Picture by Oren Cohen.TFB’s Photo Of The Day is where you can discover the World of firearms through the lens of a camera. Every day we run a few selected pictures with a short story and a credit to the person behind the lens. Today we’re looking at soldiers with the Negev, a light machine gun in 5.56×45 mm, […]

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Wheelgun Wednesday: Will 2021 be the Rebirth of the Colt Anaconda?

by Adam Scepaniak in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Wednesday, 23 September

colt anacondaWhen it comes to wheelguns we can all argue the merits of what is the best revolver… who makes the best revolvers… and what company is #1? A lot of those conversations are boiled down to opinions because everybody has something different that trips their trigger (pun intended). One opinion I am always willing to offer up to my wheelgun friends is […]

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15:55

Indian War History

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 14:26, Wednesday, 23 September

This one is too small.  But wait... is it a series?  Could be seven 130 page books.  Naw... seems too shirt-rendy in the description.

This one is too big

Maybe this one, but I will miss t.he brutal conflicts pre-revolution.  I like The West, but earlier frontier work is also important

Well, THIS sounds e...

Florida Figures It Out

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 15:35, Wednesday, 23 September

Governor DeSantis just dropped a tactical nuke on BLM and Andtifa.



There is a difference between a peaceful protest and a riot.  It's time that people start to learn the difference.  The lie that the media has been telling about "mostly peaceful" protests is a lie.  They are either peaceful, or thy're not.

Rain

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 14:13, Wednesday, 23 September

 We're being lashed by the remnants of TS Beta.  Not much wind, but the rain is a steady downpour.


I will be ver tomorrow, and we can start to dry out.

 Wells Fargo CEO apologizes for comments on finding qualified Black executives [More]

And he had been doing so well on all that "woke" corporate kowtowing...


 

Some Protests Against Police Brutality Take a More Confrontational Approach: The protests are moving into white residential neighborhoods, where activists demand that people choose a side. [More]

Or else what?

And note that Arizona Senate candidate Mark Kelly approves of extortion tactics against businesses.

[Via Michael G]

 Being a 501(C)4, not quite sure the Everytown For Gun Safety Action Fund can do this without some scrutiny, as this is WAAAAAAY outside of their primary “mission”...[More]

Of course, claiming that funding citizen disarmament equates with "gun safety" is a lie, too, but then again, what else do they really have to work with?

Citizens Lose Faith In Chicago

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 12:27, Wednesday, 23 September

They don’t believe the “authorities” can keep them safe. Probably they have good reason. Community activists call on Lightfoot to give kids bulletproof backpacks amid Chicago gun violence Some community activists in Chicago want children to carry bulletproof backpacks in an effort to stem the growing number of young gun violence victims. This is after […]

11:55

First official day of woodcutting…

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 09:55, Wednesday, 23 September

And technology is my friend.


Unlike yesterday the Honda started cold with one gentle pull on the starter and whirred happily as soon as I opened the choke.

And this thing…

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Will The B-52 Outlast the B-1?

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 10:30, Wednesday, 23 September

 Strategy Page takes a look at why the B-52 may last to see a century of service.

It seems that there is still a place for a big bomber tat can carry a lot of weight.

If you are interested in gravity bombs, this is worth the read.

Feeling listless?

by Unknown in The Freeholder at 11:29, Wednesday, 23 September

 

Over the course of years, I've collected a lot of files from the Intertubz that can be categorized as survival or prepping information. I'm going to start using them as occasional fillers on days that I simply don't have much to say. Some of them are still available, such as US Army FMs and TMs, others were gleaned from websites or Usenet groups (Remember misc.survivalism?) that are long since gone.

This one is "101 Less Thought of Items to Stock Before TSHTF". Some of these, such as photographic equipment, make me shake my head, but I'm leaving them in as they may make more sense to someone else. 

As with most of this stuff, I have no idea where it o...

It's a Big Club and You Ain't In It

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:46, Wednesday, 23 September

Law Firms Pay Supreme Court Clerks $400,000 Bonuses; New Study Confirms Their Influence With Their Justice [More]

Knowing how a judge thinks, what they will agree with, and what will trigger them, is key to wording a winning argument.

I'm not sure what could be done to offset the advantage that connection and access privilege affords, but there's no question that equality under the law is affected. Unfortunately, or more like it, outrageously, we can't trust the DSM to be watchdogs to keep an eye on potential conflicts unless it is against "conservatives."

[Via ...

The Voting Dead

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:07, Wednesday, 23 September

 Election Watchdog Finds 350,000 Dead Registrants on Voter Rolls In 42 States [More]

Well if that doesn't justify sending in the military to drag Trump out of the White House, I don't know what does.

[Via Michael G]


Teach Your Children Well

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:02, Wednesday, 23 September

 CALIFORNIA SCHOOL DISTRICT CONSIDERS BAN ON CLASSIC BOOKS [More]

That is government censorship. That is totalitarianism. That is the state of the quality of far too many feeding at the public trough as they indoctirnate and poison young minds.

This makes me recall Fifth Grade-- I was attending a Christian school in Tehran, Iran (Dad was plant manager for the brand new B.F. Goodrich tire factory and we lived there for five years). If you look at my Fourth Grade class, it was hardly "intolerant" -- we had kids from all over the world and all the major religions and the bottom line was if you didn't like someone it was because he or she was a jerk.

My teacher was Mr. James Yowell, a Kentuckian as I recall, who had us reading Mark Twain, among others. For my 10th birthday, he gifted me a book and introduced me to John Steinbeck. His perceptive and caring tutelage really helped with the transition from mostly comic books and ...

A Utah company is giving up its suite at Jazz games, citing the players' decision to kneel during the national anthem ... The company also noted that it has licensed the suite for 28 years, paying roughly $6 million in ticket fees and at least $1 million for food and beverages. [More]

Bravo for SME Steel Contractors!

It's nice to see some are willing to stand up to leftists extortionists and important to let them know corporate courage is not only appreciated but needed now more than ever, especially when so many "capitalists" are out there giving away free rope.

[Via ...

Repurposing Petula

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:25, Wednesday, 23 September

Don't poop in the subway, darlin'. [More]



Somebody needs to remake this.

[Via Steve T

'Abolish the Suburbs!'

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:20, Wednesday, 23 September

 This is what the Democrats are defending.  [More]

Remember that the next time you see a Biden yard sign on a nicely manicured lawn.

Speaking of which, I saw one the other day that said:

COMMUNISM HAS NO HOME HERE

Guy'll be lucky if he doesn't get his window shot out at 3 A.M.

I recommend going grey man and doing your endorsing at the polls, that is, unless you have the wherewithal to use it as a lure...

[Via Michael G]

We're the Only Ones Unnameable Enough

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:08, Wednesday, 23 September

 Within 48 hours of filing his complaint, [plaintiff] sought and received a sweeping prior restraint: an order forbidding two Ohio citizens from publishing information about a public official arising out the performance of his official duties. [More]

I suppose if one had some time they could identify all the first/last name initial matches for job code 377...

 [Via Michael G]

Poor Little Victim

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:04, Wednesday, 23 September

 He was shot in Kenosha, then received threats... [More]

What, the communist who tried to attack a teenager with his pistol? And now the DSM is presenting him as the injured heroic party?

[Via Bill S]

Our Friends Across the Aisle

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:44, Wednesday, 23 September

 Respect For The Second Amendment Should Not Be Partisan [More]

You're forgetting something, Jason. Or I should say, ignoring something.

It is impossible to support the Biden/Democrat agenda and be truly "pro-gun." 

Friends of the Devil

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:39, Wednesday, 23 September

 LIBERAL GUN CLUB SEES UPTICK IN MEMBERSHIP [More]

Yeah? Who they gonna vote for? This guy?

And "In addition to experiencing a surge in membership, LGC saw a 20 to 30 percent increase in social media followers"?

So with <2,500 Twitter followers, noting those aren't necessarily "members," what kind of "surge" are we talking here? And why not talk actual numbers, unless they're typically deceptive "progressives"?

I suppose they're also "single issue"?

 Federal Agents Forced Triple Amputee Veteran to Crawl to Police Car [More]

Here's the backstory.

[Via Jess]

GUNSMARTS: How to Load a +1

by JulieG in Blog – Julie Golob at 10:06, Wednesday, 23 September

When looking at or reading about firearms you’ll often see capacity listed as +1. It’s a way to make the most of your firearm’s capacity and involves a fully loaded magazine with a round inside the chamber of your firearm. In this Smith & Wesson GUNSMARTS video, I address a safe way to top off […]

Everytown's assessment of the next Term

in Of Arms and the Law at 11:35, Wednesday, 23 September

Right here.

"Two cases out of New York should present the first opportunities for the Supreme Court to address the public-carry issue in its upcoming term.

● New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Beach , No. 18-280 (2d Cir.): The Second Circuit recently rejected this Second Amendment challenge to New York's public-carry licensing system in a summary decision relying on its own precedent. A petition for certiorari seeking Supreme Court review is currently due November 24. The lead plaintiff in the case is the NRA's New York affiliate.
● Libertarian Party v. Cuomo , No. 18-386 (2d Cir.): This is another Second Amendment challenge to New York's public-carry licensing laws that the Second Circuit recently rejected. The case also involved a challenge to New York's laws requiring a license to possess a firearm within the home, which the Second Circuit likewise rejected. Plaintiffs filed a petition for rehearing en banc on August 27. If the Second Circuit denies that rehearing petition (which we expect), a cert. petition to the Supreme Court would be due 90 days thereafter....

This gives "ship's cat" a new meaning.

by Tam in View From The Porch at 09:27, Wednesday, 23 September

 How I missed this story when it was fresh is a mystery to me.

Actually discussed in a virtual meeting today: how to keep cats from accidentally commanding spacecraft while this work is going on in people's homes on laptops instead of inside a cat-free #NASA building 🤣🐱 #catsofquarantine pic.twitter.com/JDVouGGlYy

— Dr. Amber Straughn (@astraughnomer) April 7, 2020


Greatness and the Profit Motive

by Tam in View From The Porch at 08:34, Wednesday, 23 September

 My internet meanderings this morning caused me to run across a vintage Car and Driver piece from the launch event for the Porsche 928, back when it was still intended as the 911 replacement and the Porsche of the future. 

It's a great article with classic writing from David E. Davis and L.J.K. Setright, among others, and includes this quote from Ernst Fuhrman, then-chairman of Porsche:

"It's not surprising that a car that is designed to be good at 230 kph would be good at 100. It would be very surprising if cars designed to be good at 100 kph could be good at 230. Our cars are not as they are because we are better engineers than General Motors. Our cars are as they are because Germany has no speed limits. If I was running General Motors or Ford, my cars would probably seem just as dumb as Estes's or Ford's. I run a small company with very few customers, and it is easy for me to look smart—only my risks are proportionately greater."
 
He warmed to his subject as we wrecked a perfect sea bass and ordered red wine for the cheese. "I de...

Karma

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 09:19, Wednesday, 23 September

Woman had a TDS meltdown over a MAGA street corner rally then proceeded to hit the vehicle in front of her while police were behind her 🤣pic.twitter.com/rEVEGeKNaj

— John D ● (@RedWingGrips) September 22, 2020

The Anniversary of the Blog

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 08:54, Wednesday, 23 September

Have things changed much in 16 years? TFS Magnum – Archives: Straight Shooting about Gun Laws The end of the so-called Assault Weapons Ban has seen more spin coming out of the left, than you can shake a stick at. In addition to the end of the “assault weapons ban,” which of course banned no […]

Cracking the Code at the 2020 Virtual Gun Rights Policy Conference

by Dave Workman in Liberty Park Press at 11:03, Wednesday, 23 September

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EAA Corp’s New Left-Handed Churchill 212 Field Shotgun

by Luke C. in The Firearm Blog at 11:00, Wednesday, 23 September

EAA Corp's New Left-Handed Churchill 212 Field ShotgunIf you’re a firearms enthusiast and are constantly frustrated with the lack of left-handed firearms available on the market then EAA Corp has your back with the recent release of their Churchill 212 Field Shotgun. The European American Armory Corporation built the Churchill 212 from the ground up to accommodate for left-handed shooters.   EAA […]

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Microtech SCARAB 2On 19th September Microtech Knives held a Grand Opening in their new facility in North Carolina. The opening was also broadcasted live on the Internet, and customers had the possibility to purchase products directly from the show. That was until everything crashed due to popular demand, and judging by the comments on social media it left […]

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For pistol competition, I’ve used the DAA Alpha-Xi aluminum magazine pouches since they became available. I’d recommend getting a magnet on the front pouch, in case you need to pick up a magazine on the way. There is now a more affordable version called the DAA Alpha-XiP, where the P stands for polymer, as they are […]

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07:55

Been a few days since I tweeted that if GOP try to jam a SCOTUS thru B4 election we burn the fucking thing down & since the death threats & Breitbart headlines about my tweet have now stopped let me just say that if GOP try to jam SCOTUS through we burn the fucking thing down.

Reza Aslan @rezaaslan
Aslan is a tenured Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside and serves on the board of trustees for the Chicago Theological Seminary and The Yale Humanist Community.
Tweeted on September 21, 2020
[Just one more example of the inherent violent nature of the political left.

It is also very telling about their lack of respect for the constitution and rule of law.

He’s actually toned it down from last year.—Jo...

Mediocre!

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 07:16, Wednesday, 23 September

So I was just cleaning dust off my game camera before putting it back out at the watering station, right? And…


…my finger went right through the badly-fogged plastic that covers what I take to be the light sensor. Might explain why it hasn’t been working so well lately. UV for the win.

I’ve had a lot of fun with this one, and it did last a few years. But I’m open to suggestions for a better model than the Browning.

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Career Move

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 06:39, Wednesday, 23 September

 On Monday, we talked about a Pineville police officer who reportedly had been ambushed.  Details were sketchy at the time, but I had no idea how sketchy they would become.

It turns our, he shot himself..

PPD says the officer, identified as John Goulart Jr., shot himself, concealed his weapon, and altered the facts. Goulart Jr. has been charged with one count of criminal mischief and one count of malfeasance in office. He has been booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center and his bond will be set by a Rapides Parish District Judge. He has also been placed on administrative leave.

Yeah, I bet he's on admin leave, only until the local disciplinary board meets.  Then, he'll make a career move.  With all the hurricane damage, I hear that there are job openings in  as a roof apprentice, or a drywall installer,  It's good, honest work. ...

'A Modern Prophet'

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:00, Wednesday, 23 September

[A] Reform temple in New Jersey actually substituted the traditional haftorah reading on Rosh Hashanah ... for a reading, with the traditional haftorah tune, of some of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s writings [More]

So much for that "wall of separation"...

That's the same temple where the rabbi is part of a coalition that "champions" citizen disarmament edicts.

[Via Michael G]

My husband John lived by a code: country first. We are Republicans, yes, but Americans foremost. There's only one candidate in this race who stands up for our values as a nation, and that is @JoeBiden.

— Cindy McCain (@cindymccain) September 22, 2020
Nothing like being lectured on values by a home-wrecking adulteress!

Give that gal a billboard!

So When Do They Drag Him Away?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:21, Wednesday, 23 September

 Upon arrival to the scene, officers found two men lying in the front yard ... Police said preliminary reports indicate the two men attempted to force their way into the home and an altercation ensued with the occupants of the home. [More]

And what time do the riots start...?

 

That must be why “left-wing cash” is gratefully accepted by Kristol & Co. You have to wonder how many of the vacuous, first-name-only “Republicans” are aware of that. Or how many of them have studied the Democrat/Biden agenda on issues that threaten to eviscerate everything traditional Republican constituencies have demanded of their Party. [More]

A wholly-owned Astroturf subsidiary of bitchy, sor...

It's All Academic

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:39, Wednesday, 23 September

 Good: President Trump’s executive order abolishing critical race theory has the potential ‘to cripple hundreds of academic projects’ [More]

But...but...but Marxists gotta eat...

Don't they?

[Via Michael G]

Don't It Make My Red State Blue

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:18, Wednesday, 23 September

 ABC News: Arizona’s Changing Demographics Helping Democrats [More]

How many more times must irrefutable evidence be presented?

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

[Via ...

Your Feel-Good Story of the Day

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:09, Wednesday, 23 September

 Lady hanging out car window cussing out and flipping off Trump supporters promptly crashes car in front of police  [More]

I don't know that I'd use the word "lady"...

That and I'd rather have seen the video without the "enhancement."

One word for the driver of the SUV she hit: Whiplash.

[Via Michael G]

Barrel Aged Cigar & Two Stout Beers

by David in Musings Over a Barrel at 06:41, Wednesday, 23 September

We got the first fire of the season going last Sunday. The last weekend of the summer was cool enough for a fire to be enjoyable, yet still warm enough to not require bundling up. After a late brunch I uncovered the woodpile and prepped the pit. Looking at the amount of wood left from last season, I estimated I had enough for two fire pit sessions before needing to restock. 

After lighting the fire, I grabbed an older stick from the humidor. I've been eying my last Camacho Imperial Stout Barrel Aged stick for some time, and finally brought myself to light it up. These were a limited, one time release, but cigars are meant to be smoked, not just admired. 

...

Fakery on the internet? Say it ain't so!

by Tam in View From The Porch at 06:53, Wednesday, 23 September

 How good are you at spotting bogus social media profiles, the kind that are just being used to agitate or exploit social divisions? (For some reason these are called "trolls", which doesn't seem entirely accurate, but the term has stuck.)

I got six out of eight right at this link.

I'd have gotten seven, but I managed to outsmart myself. 

"This is such an obvious troll account that it must not actually be a troll and there's some little tell that I'm missing. They just want me to think it's a troll account, so I'm gonna say it's not.

Spoiler alert: It was a troll.

(h/t to OnHerOwn)


Automotif CLXXXV...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 05:13, Wednesday, 23 September

 

There was a time when I actively disliked the lines of the C3, but that's softened over the years. I've warmed up to them rather a lot, but I think it's the body style easiest to ruin with aftermarket bodywork.  This clean, stock model from...well, 1970-'72, somewhere in there...is rather attractive, but sticking spoilers and such on them inevitably winds you up in Corvette Summer territory, and nobody wants to go there. Nobody who's sane and has good taste, anyway.

Part of my mixed feelings might also come from the fact that the C3 straddled two eras. 

The earliest ones were right at the peak of t...

That's a quote from the Dutchman that fits with far too many leftists.  Which the NYeffing Times is very much.  This is some of their latest bullshit:The term “people of color” is already ambiguous enough with white professors, grad students, and NAACP presidents claiming to be black. But the New York Times’ racial list, a thing reeking of Nuremberg and Goebbels, put the paper in charge of deciding who is a person of color by marking them with yellow. It’s a good thing no notorious racist ideology had the same idea.

(The Times had previously published a list of members of Congress who had voted against aiding Iran’s nuclear ambitions and terrorist regime by marking Jewish members in yellow.)

Like all racist Rohrsarch charts, the Times’ racial list says more about it than about America....

Inadvertent Fashion Humor

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:51, Wednesday, 23 September

Vanity Fair identifies the next essential accessory for members of today’s urban haute bourgeois community of fashion.

Now that face masks and shields are officially a part of our everyday outfits for the foreseeable future, it makes sense that luxury designers would want to cash-in on the biggest accessory trend to come out of the pandemic. A number of brands have already made the foray into fancy masks, but Louis Vuitton is the firs...

Peaceful Demonstration Playhouse

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:41, Wednesday, 23 September

Babylon Bee:

EAST AURORA, NY—The toy geniuses at Fisher-Price have announced a brand new toy made just for leftist parents and their kids: the My First Peaceful Protest playset. The kid-size clubhouse will come with several varieties of spray paint so kids can tag the tiny building with their own empowering slogans. It will also be made out of cardboard, allowing the cute little ...

Bad Kitty!

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 06:52, Wednesday, 23 September

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Accused Murderer a “godly child” According to Family

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:59, Wednesday, 23 September

Because families rarely judge their own rationally. ‘He’s not a monster’: Family in Chicago defends freshman accused in Western Illinois campus shooting. Poplous, 18, of Englewood, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery and aggravated discharge of a firearm in McDonough County. There are probably a half-dozen other laws not mentioned, since Illinois has […]

Wednesday Link Roundup

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 07:27, Wednesday, 23 September

Matthew at Bacon Time!!!! starts us off today with Sunday Linkage. Victory Girls: Michigan Mail-In Ballots Swirling Down The Toilet Hogewash: In Re Threats WUWT: Solar panels generate mountains of waste Pirate’s Cove is up next with Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup Never Yet Melted covers Cancel Culture coming for shrunken heads Noisy Room discusses Arab […]

King of the World

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:39, Wednesday, 23 September

I don’t usually feature Country and Western, and I really have no idea how I tripped over this song, or Montgomery Gentry (Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry out of Kentucky), but I did, and it works. I do like this song. This is “King of the World” by Montgomery Gentry from the 2018 album Here’s […]

Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 06:19, Wednesday, 23 September

Armed Carjacking stopped by concealed carry. The 901: Shooting of alleged carjacker at Memphis Kroger looks like self-defense From Monday afternoon… Three or four people, reportedly armed, allegedly tried to jack a white Mercedes G-Class at about 1:20 p.m. The owner retrieved a handgun and shot and killed one person and wounded another, who was […]

The Woman Who Tried to Poison Trump

by Zendo Deb in 357 Magnum at 05:21, Wednesday, 23 September

I thought Canadians were supposed to be polite. This doesn’t seem polite. Crazy People Are Dangerous: Meet Canada’s Version of Deborah Frisch Pascale Ferrier is a 53-year-old Canadian woman who was arrested in connection with a letter containing ricin that was sent to President Donald Trump last week. You see she has cousins in the […]

Brazilian 1883 Nagant Revolver: The .44 Henry Rides Again!

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 06:27, Wednesday, 23 September

In 1883, the Brazilian government decided to purchase 3,000 new revolvers, and they chose the Mauser Model 1878 “Zigzag” to procure. The officer charged with making the purchase in Europe, however, appears to have done some of his own investigation and unilaterally decided to buy Nagant revolvers instead of Mausers. This naturally caused some scandal back in Brazil, but in hindsight it was clearly the right choice – and Brazil would go back and buy more Nagants in later years.

Specifically, Brazil purchased the Model 1878 Nagant, configured to their specifications. The guns were chambered for 11mm Nagant ammunition, which is actually just another name for .44 Henry Centerfire. Brazil had a significant number of 1866 Winchester rifles chambered for the Henry centerfire cartridge (having purchased them as late as 1891!) and wanted these revolvers to use the same ammunit...

RECOILtv: Ivan Loomis, the Kit Badger

by RECOILtv in Recoil at 07:26, Wednesday, 23 September

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SIG AIR Reflex Sight Now Shipping – Airgun Red Dot Under $50

by Hrachya H in The Firearm Blog at 07:00, Wednesday, 23 September

SIG AIR Reflex Sight Now Shipping (1)SIG Sauer has published a press release announcing that the SIG AIR Reflex Sight, which was introduced at the beginning of the year, is now shipping. At an MSRP of $49.99, this is an affordable red dot sight designed for use with airguns only, particularly, with optics-ready SIG AIR airguns such as the SIG AIR […]

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Nightstick Introduces TSM-13G for Compact SIG Sauer Handguns

by Luke C. in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Wednesday, 23 September

Nightstick Introduces TSM-13G for Compact Sig Sauer HandgunsThe new TSM-13G is Nightstick’s latest entry into the ever-growing market of weapon-mounted handgun lights. TSM-13G is a subcompact light meant to be mounted to SIG Sauer handguns like the SIG P365, 365XL, and P365 SAS. In addition to being compact, the TSM-13G also features an integrated laser and only adds 1.3 ounces to the […]

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Oh, my aching

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 04:35, Wednesday, 23 September

I’ve learned a new term.  "Listhesis".  And retrolisthesis.  It’s prolly the cause of my neuropathy in my feet and legs.  

It means, in layman’s terms, 'jacked up spine'.   

It might be better than my other worry.  The diabeetus. It’s not that.  That’s the good news.  The bad news is it makes it hard to sleep at night, with all the discomfort.  And that makes my guy interest and blog post slide down the quality ladder.  Sorry.  And I know folks that had or have it much worse than me.  Like sleep on the hard floor and contemplate suicide because of back pain.  I don’t have that.

Future plans include a month of therapy then an MRI.  We'll see, after that.  For the MRI ima try to get them to do head to hip.  Not just the lumbar.  I think the cervical and thoracic areas have their own story to tell..

So I am cautiously optimistic about it.  I know it’s name, I  am working to correct.  Perhaps some relief is coming 

Now that summer temps are starting to drop, I am looking forward to enjoying the cooler autumn weather. With that thought comes the inclination to decorate my house with fall-themed décor. In an effort to depart from the normal items, I searched Pinterest for a different spin on a fall decorating staple: the pinecone. I found this tutorial for treating them with an ombre hue, and decided to give it a whirl. I’ve given the details for creating this quick and easy ombre pinecone craft, below. I hope you enjoy!

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Preparedness Notes for Wednesday — September 23, 2020

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:04, Wednesday, 23 September

September 23, 1800 was the birthday of William McGuffey, a college president who is best known for writing the McGuffey Readers, the first widely-used series of textbooks. It is estimated that at least 122 million copies of McGuffey Readers were sold between 1836 and 1960, placing its sales in a category with the Bible and Webster’s Dictionary. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 90 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include: First Prize: A gift certificate from Quantum Harvest LLC (up to a $2,200 value) good for 12% off the purchase of …

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Self-Defense: You Never Know When, by R.

by SurvivalBlog Contributor in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:03, Wednesday, 23 September

Editor’s Introductory Note: Today’s feature article is unusual. I have confirmed the veracity of the recounted events. They occurred just a few months ago. This first-hand account from a SurvivalBlog reader illustrates three things:  1.) Why the Second Amendment is so vitally important; 2.)  The importance of always being armed and vigilant; and 3.) The importance of regular training. The way that you train will be the way that you fight. Because you never know when… Please respect the author’s privacy in your comments.  Please do not link to any news articles about it. And do not add any details …

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JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:02, Wednesday, 23 September

Here are JWR’s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. The focus is usually on emergency communications gear, bug out bag gear, books, and movies–often with a tie-in to disaster preparedness, and links to “how-to” self-sufficiency videos. There are also links to sources for both storage food and storage containers. You will also note an emphasis on history books and historical movies. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. This week the focus is on books on homeschooling. (See the Books section.) Books: Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second …

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 00:01, Wednesday, 23 September

“The police of a state should never be stronger or better armed than the citizenry. An armed citizenry, willing to fight, is the foundation of civil freedom. That’s a personal evaluation, of course.” – Robert A. Heinlein (Mordan Claude in Beyond This Horizon)

The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

Washing Your Truck With An AR-15

by ENDO-Mike in Everyday No Days Off – Gun Blog at 00:08, Wednesday, 23 September

This bruther with the DIY 👀:

Oh man:

Ah yea, I see what you did there.  Gotta make sure all the kids are scared of their own shadow, all while not doing anything to actually protect them.

Thoughts?

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21:55

Can’t get one by them!

by Sheila Stokes in The Zelman Partisans at 20:44, Tuesday, 22 September

I can’t tell you how much confidence knowing the FBI is involved in an investigation inspires in me!

They are people of honor, of integrity known for their truthfulness and commitment to through investigation. Their crime solving ability is legendary, right? Criminals know they don’t stand a chance with those reknown sleuths are on their trail! They can’t be fooled, they are relentless and thus we can rest assured that truth, justice and American interests are safely protected in their capable hands.

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The plans of the enemy

by Joe in The View From North Central Idaho at 16:55, Tuesday, 22 September

Attributed to various sources and it may be the true author will never been known:

You Trumpsters better pray that liberals never gain control of the WH again because we are going to pay you back so fucking hard for all of this shit. Planned Parenthoods on every damn corner. We’re going to repaint Air Force One, pussy hat pink and fly it over your beloved Bible Belt 6 days a week, tossing birth control pills, condoms, and atheist literature from the cockpit. We’re going to tax your mega churches so bad Joel Olsteen will need to get a job at Chik Fil A to pay his light bill. Speaking of Chik Fil A, we’re buying all those and giving them to any LGBTQ you sick cult leaders tortured with conversion therapy. Have fun with your new menu you bigoted fucks. Try the McPence. It’s a boiled, unseasoned chicken breast that you have to eat in the closet with your mother. ALL parks will be renamed Rosa Parks asap. We&#8...

Good News

by Clayton Cramer in Clayton Cramer. at 14:24, Tuesday, 22 September

 In spite of the lockdowns the national unemployment rate for August is 8.4%.  Not great, but better than I could have imagined in the midst of a pandemic and Democrat effort to shut down the economy.

I’m turning into a maudlin old fool.

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 17:13, Tuesday, 22 September

It’s been a couple of days over a month since I lost Laddie, and life has pretty much gone back to normal. New, dogless normal. At least I’m no longer grumping in my chair all day and drinking too much at night. I can look back and say, “that was an unusually bad day and night” without some flavor of meltdown.

Mostly, anyhow…

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Make your own snap caps

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 14:56, Tuesday, 22 September

This idea is courtesy of the Great and Knowledgeable Og, in a post he did a few years ago, and which I cannot find; I do locate it, I'll post a link.
 
Simple process: take a cartridge case, and a nylon screw.  Drill the primer pocket to suitable size for the screw and thread it(I've been using #10).  Run the screw in from the front, and you're done.

It works well, and when the screw is getting battered you can just screw it in further and trim off the beaten-up face.

Are You Arguing With Robots?! 6 Ways to Spot a Bot

by Kirsten Joy Weiss in Joy of Shooting at 17:28, Tuesday, 22 September

Are you wasting time arguing with robots? Probably.
Here's a quick and dirty guide on 6 ways to spot bots or paid actors, which will save you time and a fortune on blood pressure medication.

The post Are You Arguing With Robots?! 6 Ways to Spot a Bot first appeared on Joy of Shooting.

M1A TankerWhen the stars align you have to go for it. That was my thought when several review items and connections fell pleasantly into place. Along with that, there was encouragement at the idea of something not entirely difficult but somewhat time-consuming. I am referring to when a Springfield Armory M1A Tanker 308 Rifle, a Silencer […]

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POTD: UZI PRO Submachine Gun

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Tuesday, 22 September

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HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Tactical Advantage or Jam Avalanche?

by Austin R in The Firearm Blog at 16:00, Tuesday, 22 September

Hot Gat or Fudd CrapWelcome everyone to the 66th edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you’re new to the series, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale and ask the question – is this Gat a sweet deal or only has […]

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