CRKT 2017 Lineup 

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This is a brief rundown from CRKT on some knives they previewed at Shot Show. Of particular note is the Karen Hood designed chopper. That one is made in the USA!

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10 brothers who received the Medal of Honor

Give Me Liberty

H/T We Are The Mighty.

When the going got tough the tough got going.

How are babies made? Well, a mommy and daddy fall deeply in love, get married, and give birth to national heroes.

Here are five dinner tables from history where any third siblings must have felt really awkward as their brothers wore matching Medals of Honor every Christmas:

1. John and William Black

(Photos: Public Domain)

Union Capt. William P. Black received the Medal of Honor for actions on March 7, 1862. His regiment was outnumbered by rebels and his Company I covered the retreat. Fierce fire cut down the Union soldiers and the younger Black was forced to hold the line on his own with a Colt revolving rifle after he was shot in the ribs. He later wrote home about the battle and left out his heroics.

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Infringing the right to bear arms- You can’t carry here

Give Me Liberty

H/T JPFO.

The failed liberal wet dream gun free zones.

By Rob Morse. April 22nd, 2017
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Your right to protect yourself shall not be infringed..well..except where it already is infringed. That is what my young liberal friend told me. Here is what he said.

I think we should pass a law to ban guns. That way we wouldn’t have any more violence and we could close the prisons. It’d be great.

You think so? We tried it before. It is called prohibition. It failed when we prohibited alcohol. It failed with prohibiting drugs. It is failing today with prohibiting guns.

But we need to do something. Maybe we should take it piece at a time. We don’t have to prohibit anything, we can just regulate all we want. Yeah, that’s it.
I know. Hospitals should be gun free zones. Surely you wouldn’t want sick people to get their hands…

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Modular EDC Project: The Results

It’s all good, but here’s how I learned it:
Anything necessary such as medications, you include.
Everything else, aside from water, a knife, fire making items, you put on the side and instead, load up with MORE AMMO. Once you are acclimated, you can cut back on water, and load up with MORE AMMO.

The Armed Christian

This was, overall, a good exercise. Even after spending several hours digging through and organizing my stuff I honestly didn’t change much but what I did change is good. As a personal exercise, this really was a pretty good investment of my time. I found some items that were either expired or ruined, tons of duplication in what I was carrying and I reorganized all my first aid supplies.

Probably Shouldn’t Use Light Colored Carpet In A Shop Area…

Goal Number One: A Smaller “Critical Items” Bag

It is not perfect, it is not as light or small as I would like but it works and it has what I consider to be my “critical items” and a few that are not so critical but it works.

Maxpedition Micro Pocket Organizer

It is nowhere near what I would call “micro” but this little pouch/bag/organizer does fit in any of the…

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Army ammo plant explosion accidental, not criminal

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H/T Guns.com.

R.I.P. Lawrence Bass the employee that lost his live in the explosion.      

The explosion caused damage to the side of a building at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Missouri on April 11. (Photo: KCTV5)

           

Federal investigators determined the explosion at a Missouri ammunition plant that left one person dead and four injured was not criminal in nature.

Yet, ATF and Army investigators are still reviewing the exact cause of the explosion at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Missouri.

The plant, operated by defense contractor Orbital ATK and services all branches of the military, suffered an explosion in the primer mixing area on April 11 at around 1 pm, authorities said.

The explosion did significant damage to the primer production area, according to a statement by the facility. The incident resulted in four people injured…

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Indiana Governor to Sign Several Bills, Including Pro-Gun Legislation

Give Me Liberty

H/T Bearing Arms.

Governor Eric Holcomb(R-IN) like President Trump is doing what he promised during their respective campaigns for office.

INDIANAPOLIS – (AP) Statehouse employees will be able to carry guns at the Statehouse, people with epilepsy will be able to use marijuana-derived oil as medicine and parents will see a modest increase in abortion notification rights when it comes to their minor children, under measures Gov. Eric Holcomb on Tuesday said he will sign into law.

The Indiana Republican announced his intention to act on some of the more controversial bills this session in a news conference as he took a victory lap for getting many of his priorities approved by the Legislature. Among those are an expansion of the state’s preschool pilot program and a comprehensive infrastructure funding plan.

“In January when I took office, I asked the General Assembly to provide me and the lieutenant governor with the…

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Planned Parenthood Doc Who Wanted Lamborghini for Selling Aborted Babies Caught Selling Baby Parts Again

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Planned Parenthood Doc Who Wanted Lamborghini for Selling Aborted Babies Caught Selling Baby Parts Again

National   Steven Ertelt   Apr 26, 2017   |   8:59AM    Washington, DC
 

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Black Lives Matter Arsonist Sentenced to 15 Years, $100 Million Restitution

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H/T Breitbart California.

This ghetto rat will never be able to make the restitution in this dollar amount.

The arsonist who set the massive fire at the partially built Da Vinci apartment complex in Downtown Los Angeles after being inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement in 2014 was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Monday.

Dawud Abdulwali, who said the fire was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and his rage against police officers, pleaded no contest to one count of arson and admitted to using an accelerant to start the blaze, according to a statement issued by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office and reported by the Los Angeles Times.

According to local NBC affiliate in Los Angles, Abdulwali was also ordered to pay restitution, which is expected to approach $100 million.

The late-night conflagration occurred on Dec. 7, 2014. In addition to destroying the 7-story Da Vinci…

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Why America Has A 2nd Amendment: Venezuela Plans To Give Firearms To Loyalists To Purge Growing Resistance

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http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user3303/imageroot/2017/04/21/20170426_maduro_0.jpgAfter enduring shortages offoodand medicine for years, as well as atotal collapse of their currency, the people of Venezuela have had enough. Last week it was estimated that2.5 million peoplemarched against the Maduro regime, which had previously tried to strip away the powers of the opposition-led parliament. It’s estimated that as many as 6 million people may have taken to the streets to protest throughout the country.

In the lead-up to the protest, which had been planned for weeks by opposition political parties, President Maduro issued an alarming proclamation that didn’t receive nearly enough press. He promised to expand the nation’s armed militia,and hand out firearms to as many as 400,000 loyalists.

The Bolivarian militias, currently at approximately 100,000, were created by the late Hugo Chavez to assist the armed forces in the defense of his revolution from external and domestic attacks.

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FL TEACHER BANS STUDENTS FROM WEARING CROSS NECKLACES

Give Me Liberty

H/T Keep And Bear.

This teacher says the cross is a gang symbol she is nuts.

I bet she would not have a problem with a student wearing a hijab a symbol of female oppression.

Lora Jane Riedas, a Florida teacher at Hillsborough County Public School, has reportedly banned three students so far from wearing a cross necklaces, symbolizing Christianity, to her class.

A non-profit litigation group has taken an interest in the situation, and sent a letter to the school’s superintendent, Jeff Eakins, explaining the wrong-doings of Riedas.

The letter claims that Riedas intentionally violated the student’s rights, as well as pushed the LGBTQ’s agenda.

Liberty Counsel said, “We write on behalf of parents of children in the classroom of teacher Lora Jane Riedas, a math teacher at Riverview High School, who report that Ms. Riedas has prohibited at least three children from wearing Christian cross necklaces in her classroom, claiming…

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VIOLENCE IN FRANCE PROVES GUN CONTROL DOESN’T REDUCE VIOLENCE

Give Me Liberty

H/T Keep And Bear.

Gun control does not work no matter where it is tried.

How many French lives could have been saved if Frenchmen were armed?

France has some of the stricter gun control laws in all of Europe and yet the nation has been plagued with violent attacks. Some attacks have used guns, other knives, machetes, bombs or vehicles. Anyone, especially a terrorist, will find a way to kill regardless of what laws are in place. The rash of violent and deadly attacks in France are proof the gun controls do not reduce violence.

France has fairly strict gun control laws. According to one source:

“Guiding gun control legislation in France includes the Internal Security Code, the Decree No. 2013-700 of 30 July 2013 on the Implementation of the Act No. 2012-304 of 6 March 2012 on the Establishment of a Modern, Simplified and Preventive Control of…

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Gun Ownership ..

Freedom Is Just Another Word...

Works..

Proof..

According to a 2013 PEW Research Center survey, the household gun ownership rate in rural areas was 2.11 times greater than in urban areas (“Why Own a Gun? Protection is Now Top Reason,” PEW Research Center, March 12, 2013).   Suburban households are 28.6% more likely to own guns than urban households. Despite lower gun ownership, urban areas experience much higher murder rates. One should not put much weight on this purely “cross-sectional” evidence over one point in time, but it is still interesting to note that so much of the country has both very high gun ownership rates and zero murders.

Source: The number of murders by county: 54% of US counties in 2014 had zero murders, 69% had at most 1 murder – Crime Prevention Research CenterCrime Prevention Research Center

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Missouri School of Journalism prof: NRA more dangerous than the Islamic State

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H/T Jihad Watch.

The ignorance of the instructors in our institutions of higher learning is mind blowing.

How asinine is American academia today? It just keeps getting worse. What expanse of territory does the NRA control? How many people has the NRA beheaded and brutalized there? What calls has the NRA issued to its followers and other sympathetic people to murder civilians in the U.S. and other countries? Where are the sex slaves that the NRA has captured from among feminist gun control advocates?

A blinkered Leftist propagandist such as George Kennedy should not be allowed anywhere near a university classroom. Instead, however, the Missouri School of Journalism will probably bring him back and make him head of the department.

MO School of Journalism Prof: NRA More Dangerous Than Islamic State,” by AWR Hawkins, Breitbart, April 20, 2017:

Missouri School of Journalism professor emeritus George Kennedy suggests the National…

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Reliability

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My colleague Melody Lauer posted an interesting question on Facebook.

What malfunction to shot ratio would you accept on a carry gun (without said malfunctions being purposefully induced)?

Since this had been a topic of conversation with another colleague only a few days before, I posted the answer we both agreed on.

“How many magazines come with the gun? … It needs to be 100% reliable for the number of rounds in the magazine(s) that come with it or how many a person carries, assuming the person even bought a spare magazine. More than that is superfluous. For many autoloaders now that means one magazine plus the round in the chamber.

The multiple thousand round reliability tests that the ‘cognoscenti’ are in love with are meaningless except in a very narrow context. The desire for those kind of tests is generated by training junkies who want to make it through…

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Three Punks Enter a Nashville, Tennessee Shoe Store and Open Fire…Customer Takes one of their Weapons and Shoots all Three, Killing One…

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man died after he was injured during a shootout at a Bordeaux shoe and clothing store late Thursday night.

It happened inside retailer Hot Kicks, located in a strip mall at 3101 Clarksville Pike, around 11 p.m.

Metro police told News 2 a group of people were inside the store when at least three armed suspects came in through an unlocked back door and began firing.

Witnesses said one of the people in the group was able to wrestle one of the suspect’s gun away and exchanged fired with at least one person.

Damelvian Evans
(Courtesy: Metro-Nashville Police Department)

The three gunmen fled and a 22-year-old inside the store called police.

Responding officers discovered 19-year-old Damelvian Evans critically injured behind the business. He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.

Authorities said officers found one man near the back door with several…

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POISON IVY: EXTRACT

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Image result for photos of poison ivy This is what it looks like here in Missouri, even looks ugly.

How many of you grew up allergic to Poison Ivy or Poison Oak and Sumac?   If you are like me you didn’t need to walk in it to get infected.  If the wind blew through the poisonous plant in my direction, I got it.   The saying “Leaves of three, let it be” didn’t work for me.   I played golf, frequently during the summer during my teen and twenties…that is where I usually came in contact with the miserable menace.  I didn’t need to leave the fairway to end up with an itch later in the night or next couple of days. I developed the habit of showering as soon as I got home, it helped, a little.  Wash the clothes immediately……..don’t burn them the smoke only spreads the rash.   Just kidding about burning my…

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Firearm Issues: SAPS Member Speaks Out

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Readers of this blog may find themselves familiar with the recent overreach (and that is an understatement) of Western Cape FLASH, and their intimidation and harassment of firearm dealerships and expired licence card holders in the province. The list of sins committed by this wayward department is a long one. Fortunately for us citizens the SAPS is still very much staffed by dedicated and ethical people, who share our frustrations. Below follows a verbatim message from an anonymous police officer that reached me via a chain of sources. Thank you for taking the time to write this, whomever and wherever you are.

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Knives aren’t necklaces

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A while back my wife and I got some training on using knives in a self-defense situation.  While the instruction was very useful and informative, something about that class has stuck with me and bothered me.  The instructor recommended a knife hanging around a lanyard on his neck as the best option for a bladed self-defense tool.  I’m going to disagree.

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ARLIN REPORT THOUGHT OF THE DAY: POISON IVY

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Have it…….. worse case in years.   That was my first thought waking up this morning, worse case since my late teens/early twenties.   Had a prevention vial of extract back then………. Having the itch now is so unnecessary, but thanks to the FDA, mostly only treatment drugs on the shelf now.   There is a preventative drug on the market, but it only reduces chance of getting infected.  Then take it to help rid the rash over a few weeks of course.

There is/was a very effective extract that WORKED.   Look for my next post for a full article on that; later today or tomorrow.   I’m a poison ivy expert.

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Ruger Announces A New LCRx

The Armed Christian

While checking my email I came across an announcement by Ruger that I felt was pretty shareworthy; a new addition to the LCRx line of revolvers, this one in .22 Long Rifle.

It is an eight shot revolver sporting a three inch barrel and adjustable sights. This would make one heck of a little plinker and a great choice to introduce folks to shooting handguns. For certain individuals dealing with physical limitations that prevent them from using something more capable it might even make a good self-defense gun.

God Bless

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Survival Fishing Tips: How to Spearfish

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This is a guest article by Lisa Johnson

You are interested in becoming an expert underwater hunter and you are searching for some spearfishing tips? Everyone is interested in becoming a great spearfisher and this article of spearfishing guidelines and tips will improve you quickly and make you a great spearfisher.

We will be happy to share our best strategies on how to catch fish under the water based on the years of experience we have gathered. So read on!

What is spearfishing?

Spearfishing is the process of going underwater to hunt fish by breath-hold diving with the utilization of a polespear or spearguns. Spearfishing of today utilizes elastic controlled spearguns and slings to hunt down the fish. Specialized equipment and techniques have been developed for spearfishing.

Spearfishing may be carried out utilizing free-diving, scuba or snorkeling diving strategy. Spearfishing while at the same time utilizing scuba gear is…

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FN America has introduced new FN 509, a full-size polymer-framed, striker-fired pistol born out of the Army’s Modular Handgun System (MHS) competition.

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Straw purchaser with 4 felony gun charges will not get jail time

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Guns in America: Gorsuch and Other Supreme Court Justices to Consider Gun Case That Could Expand 2nd Amendment

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Despite the 2008 “Heller” case, the Supreme Court has not yet ruled on the right to carry a gun outside of the home.

Source: Guns in America: Gorsuch and Other Supreme Court Justices to Consider Gun Case That Could Expand 2nd Amendment

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Spring Turkey Part 2b: Filling Tag #2

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Flush with confidence from my special hunt (that I’d gone and done it, not that I saw and conquered) I headed out Saturday morning to my friend’s property where just the Saturday before I had faced a long-beard with my crossbow and been deemed the victor. Because my labbie-girl was still on her vacation at Paws Inn I was able to prepare and eat a hearty breakfast before heading out, although I somehow still managed to run a bit behind schedule; indicating it is me, and not my labbie-girl, who causes my tardiness in the morning.

The weather report called for thunderstorms and scattered rain, but I did not let that deter me. Of course, by the time I got parked and began to get my gear out of my truck, the rain started. By the time I got my decoys up and sat myself down beside a tree, behind…

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Spring Turkey Part 2a: Special Hunt

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Having never won a special hunt before, I didn’t know what to expect; but visions of wild turkeys flocked my thoughts as I imagined a veritable buffet of gobbler choices in my special hunting area. To prepare, I made sure my aim was true with my shotgun, had cameras charged and ready to go, packed my Field & Stream backpack with extra knives and food storage bags, and tucked away my son’s multicam raincoat just in case. I took my service dog to Paws Inn, the kennel/doggie resort in town on Thursday evening so I’d be unencumbered on the day of my hunt; and took Friday off of work in order to utilize the first special hunt day.

The weekend prior, my labbie-girl and I had driven out to the location in Clay County, an hour away, to make sure I’d know where it is; which I was thankful for…

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Why Does Reloading Data Vary?

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 Written by Sierra Bullets Ballistic Technician Paul Box

Everyday we get calls on our 800 line about why does data vary from one manual to another? It’s an honest question and we’re going to take a deeper look into why this happens. The short answer is tolerances, but let’s see what this means.

Everything in this business has a tolerance to stay within. Let’s look at powders first and use IMR-4064 as an example. When the powder manufacturers make a lot of powder, it will be tested  to make sure the burn rate is right. Again, just for example let’s say it must fall between one and ten on a scale. The first lot comes in at eight and the second lot at three. They are both within spec, but the second lot is slightly faster.

Brass will be the same way. There will be differences in case…

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The A-Political NRA of Yore Strikes Again – 1918 Edition

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In a much longer recent entry I questioned the common narrative that the National Rifle Association was (largely? mostly? considerably?) a-political prior to the 1977 Revolt at Cincinnati.

Continuing my stroll through 100 years of the NRA’s flagship publication, The American Rifleman, I came across still more evidence that the fundamental political emphasis of the NRA has been to protect the Constitutional rights of law-abiding gun owners (that pesky Second Amendment). Case in point: the 2 February 1918 issue (back when the magazine was still called Arms and the Man).

Hopefully the page images below are clear enough that you can read the full text of “Fight the Firearm Law” for yourself. Here I will just highlight a couple of relevant passages. The piece begins by reporting on work of the United States Revolver Association’s legislative committee which “serves to emphasize the need of eternal vigilance on the part…

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More Guns Stolen from Government Sources. Surprise, surprise.

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Before I start, I need to add a disclaimer.

I am not anti-SAPS by any stretch of the imagination. It is staffed by many good men and women who put their lives on the line daily, and who try to make a positive difference to the safety of their communities. They deserve praise and admiration. The SAPS also deserves far, far better leadership than it is currently subjected to. To those officers who continue, despite these most trying times, to perform their duties with pride, integrity, and diligence: I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are an inspiration to us all, and a beacon of light in times of darkness.

You know who you are.


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Senators Push for Federally Funding Gun Control Research

It’s how the elected ones steal that money. Think about it.

Give Me Liberty

H/T Bearing Arms.

With a Republican controlled Senate I do not see this bill making it out of committee or even seeing a vote. 

While the rest of the country has focused on the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch, Senate Democrats have been plotting their latest scheme: a bigger push for gun control through government “research.” Earlier this week, Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA) introduced Senate Bill 834, which would grant funds to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to “conduct or support research on firearms safety and gun violence prevention.”

Should SB 834 pass, the CDC would be given a minimum of $10 million per year for at least six years. The funding, which would begin in 2018, would be earmarked specifically for gun research.

“Gun violence is ending lives and shattering families in Massachusetts and across our country,” said Markey. “Now more than ever we must study…

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USMC War Vet Faces Prison for Legally Owned Gun Unregistered in New Jersey

Classic argument that indicates Constitutional Carry, could have helped with one charge. There are multiple charges involved. Bring a gun INTO a confrontation with POLICE, that the friend did, he too, gets charged. For having the friend get the gun, he too, is charged with Failure to Secure/Safeguard a Firearm. Gross Stupidity was involved. The Marine, is not in the clear, and, New Jersey, just like any other state, has its own laws, where Stand Your Ground, if unified with Constitutional Carry, would simplify things with one set of laws, could have helped about halfway, then there would be something to work with, especially if the Marine would have behaved as he was trained, to stomp his friend’s brains out the moment he retrieved the gun and attempted to bring it into a confrontation with police.
Per the Law, he is not in a very good position.

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The State Supplies Arms to Criminals: Robbers Raid 9 SAI Battalion Base, Steal R4 Rifles.

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Regular readers of this blog may have noticed that I permit myself more than occasional spells of righteous indignation. Any sentient person held hostage by the machinations of the incumbent South African government and its president would themselves likely be familiar with such emotions.

Like an overly generous Pandora’s Box of endless shenanigans, our State truly is the gift that keeps on giving. And yet again they did not fail to disappoint us.

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Concealed Weapon Detection System Being Implemented For The First Time. Coming To A Neighborhood Near You?

Give Me Liberty

H/T Concealed Nation. 

After Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino put in this weapon detection system concealed carriers will take their business elsewhere.

Concealed carriers will avoid any business that use this weapon detection equipment.

In Las Vegas, Nevada, it is perfectly legal to carry your concealed firearm into a casino. If they find out and ask you to leave, however, you’ll need to oblige or face trespassing charges. If you’ve carried inside a casino before undetected, that’s about to change.

Patriot One Technologies, Inc. is about to kick off an experiment of it’s new detection system. They’ve partnered with Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino to implement the system in public for the first time. But what does it do?

The system integrates with current security systems to alert the property of any visitors who are carrying a concealed weapon. In short, the system uses “Cognitive Microwave Radar” to detect…

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Happy days

Just Cruisin 2

Earlier today Governor Branstad signed HF 517 into law. He
said he would pass it if crossed his desk and now he has. The
Stand Your Ground Bill is now law in Iowa.

We no longer have to retreat when faced with a threat. The law
also states that going armed with intent cannot be presumed
just from the carrying or concealment of a firearm.

Citizens can now carry their handgun in and around any capital
building if they have the permit.

HB 517 also restricts the state of emergency powers in that
the state can’t stop, prohibit, regulate, or curtail the legal
possession of firearms or ammunition nor confiscate them.

The bill also gives the parents the right to determine when
their children are ready to learn firearm safety with parental
supervision.

HB 517 also restricts the release of information on holders of
nonprofessional carry permits. County Sheriffs will…

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Living the Kansas Lifestyle

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You likely wouldn’t be able to tell it now; but I was born in San Francisco and raised in the Bay Area for a significant portion of my life. I even moved back in my late 20’s after having given birth to my son (now a 25 y/o Army veteran on his globe-trotting honeymoon: www.globalcrusades.net). When I was a child I absolutely loved going into the city, and reckoned I’d move into the heart of San Francisco one day. At the same time; I spent much of my youth in a suburb of San Francisco; a coastal town in San Mateo County aptly named Pacifica. What I loved about Pacifica back then was that one edge of town was sandy beaches and rock cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and the opposite edge of town was forested hills and mountains. Farms dotted the area and I loved seeing the lush…

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Man Accidentally Shoots Himself at NRA Headquarters: Police

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H/T NBC News 4 Washington. 

It seems not even NRA employees are free from negligent discharges of their firearms.

The employee suffered a minor wound to his lower body and was taken to a hospital for treatment, according to Fairfax county police.

A National Rifle Association employee accidentally shot himself while doing firearms training at the organization’s headquarters, according to police.

The 46-year-old man’s pistol accidentally discharged Thursday afternoon as he holstered the gun in Fairfax County, Virginia, police said.

The accidental shooting happened at the NRA’s National Firearms Museum at 11250 Waples Mill Road in Fairfax.

The employee suffered a minor wound to his lower body and was taken to a hospital for treatment, police said.

Officers worked with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and no charges are expected, according to police.

News4 has reached out to the NRA for comment, but has not received an immediate response.

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Gun-Grabbers Purposely Vague when Exploiting Latest School Shooting

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They’re selling helplessness and fear. And lies, of course, as relatively high rates in domestic urban pockets with high criminal populations are used to taint the entire national pool. And the “developed world” canard is based on selective ‘data” that purposely omits countries like Mexico and Russia, with higher gross domestic products, economic complexity and literacy rates than many “included” countries – along with higher murder rates and more “gun controls” than the U.S.

Source: Gun-Grabbers Purposely Vague when Exploiting Latest School Shooting

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Bolt Fertile: Agent Of A.P.H.I.S.

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As a supporter of the constitution, which includes every amendment, including the Second, I am supportive of the individual right to keep and bear arms. I generally consider gun ownership to be a good thing because the Founders, in their wisdom, understood it is the ultimate deterrent to tyranny. Not only that, should deterrence fail, it retains for the people, unlike the people of every other nation, the ability to overthrow tyranny. Statists, of course, hate the very thought of this fundamental American principle. They scream that the very thought of common citizens rising up and overthrowing the government is anti-democratic. They bitterly complain about the Second Amendment, complain, that is, when they’re not doing everything they can to destroy it and disarm the law-abiding.

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Spring Turkey Part 1

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It wasn’t that long ago, in the grand scheme of things, that I was still a wanna-be hunter; reading hunting magazines, sporting hunting t-shirts, and dreaming about the day I’d finally get to hunt. Now, as I approach 55 years young, with almost three years of hunting experience, I think of little else but the next hunt.

And so it’s been; waiting for spring turkey season to reach Kansas… watching the calendar and ticking off the days until I could get out hunting. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism has an informative and interactive website that works in conjunction with the iSportsman website, offering short online classes for permits to hunt on the Fort Riley military installation, and which allows electronic check-in of harvested game. During a recent perusal of both websites I came upon a notice in my account stating I hadn’t yet applied for my special…

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Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Allowing Veterans To Carry Handguns – American Military News

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Dismantling the Sawyer Mini and the Lifestraw water filter…what’s inside?

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The Sawyer Mini water filter is a sealed cartridge with no way of getting to the inside without cutting into it.  I was kinda looking forward to the day my Sawyer Mini water filter expired so I could take it apart and see the guts of it, maybe make some modifications, hah…  After discovering this video I now know what’s in there and what I can expect to find.  Watch this fellow take apart both filters to see how they’re made…

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Mike Seeklander: “The Way is Training”

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Having borrowed so much from his American Warrior Show podcast recently (about Gabe Suarez, Steve Tarani, and Tom Givens), I thought it only appropriate that I search through the 60+ episodes to find one in which Mike Seeklander himself is the focus.

Success: Episode #40 from 30 September 2016 on “The Way is Training.”

Source: http://www.downrange.tv/blog/the-american-warrior-show-1-introducing-mike-seeklander/33985/

In this episode, the COO of the American Warrior Society, Rich Brown, interviews Seeklander.  I will focus on two of the questions to which I found Seeklander’s questions interesting, and one question of my own.

(1) What does it mean to be armed?

In a previous post, I raised the question, “What does ‘unarmed’ mean anyway?” So many people equate “unarmed” with “not in possession of a firearm” and therefore “not a threat.” That people without firearms can still threats to our well-being is true without question. But what about…

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Aurora Magnesium Firestarter

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This idea isn’t new but I thought it was worth posting.  What I particularly like about the Aurora Magnesium Ferro Rod is the fact it stores in its own sealable container.  This might be handy if you live in an area where the salt-air is on the highside.  Not only that, but it’s got Magnesium mixed into the ferrocerium.  Check it out for yourself…

Here’s some more information of ferrocerium rods and magnesium…

Ferrocerium is a man-made metallic material that produces sparks in excess of 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit when it’s scraped with a rough surface or a sharp edge.

Magnesium – Wikipedia

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Where, Oh Where Did My Spotting Scope Go?

I know the feeling. I am out two Randall knives (Model-2, and Model-14). Mysteriously disappeared.

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Two years ago we made a cross-country move and had professional movers do all the heavy lifting (pun intended). While the job they did was outstanding, we believe we lost something along the way. Not in a metaphysical sense, but really… we lost something. My wife had a small statue in our old house, and I had a couple spotting scopes as well. Unfortunately, neither of these has surfaced and we’ve been through every box (twice). As these were in the same general area in our old house, and having been through the gyrations of cross-country moves a couple times before, we can only guess a box was lost in the moving process. While its contents is known to only God and the moving company, we are fairly certain at least one statue and a couple spotting scopes were part of the package. The last time I went to sight…

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From Armed Self-Defense to PreFense While Armed

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I concluded my previous post about Gabe Suarez on Mike Seeklander’s podcast by mentioning seeing Steve Tarani at the NRA annual meeting in Louisville last year. Continuing my foray into the private citizen gun training industry via podcast this morning, I was surprised to find an interview with the very same Steve Tarani on Episode #7 of the Modern American Shooting & Firearms Civilian Carry Radio podcast on April 5th (also available on YouTube). Fortuitous timing!

Like Suarez, Tarani and the show co-hosts — Baraka James and Allen Sams — observed the increased danger of living in a world with lone wolf terrorists roaming about.  As I noted in concluding my last post, because you don’t know when and where the wolf will strike, you need to be proactive in your self-defense.

This idea fits well with Tarani’s idea of preventative defense or “PreFense.” Being proactive gives you “The…

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Defining Problems and Offering Solutions in the Private Citizen Gun Training Industry

Most people, cannot handle any stress induced training. Long ago, I did not shoot a teen gunman, because there were people milling around and a missed shot would have been bad. I chased the kid and tackled him. It turned out that he was 15 years old. Other cops gave me hell for not shooting. Most of them never shot a person, while I was once a machine gunner. Apples and oranges. Over the years, I observed cops, who were trained, fail to shoot in a proper circumstance, because they could not bring themselves to shoot another human being.
Maybe, firearms training, should start with training and conditioning the brain. Autopsy photos. Videos of people bleeding and screaming out, once shot, and general havoc on the streets, then, go into Grand Juries, indemnification, testimony for criminal and civil litigations, missed shots/unintended casualties, living with the aftermath.

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I wrote yesterday about an interview with gun trainer Gabe Suarez of Suarez International on gun trainer Mike Seeklander’s American Warrior Show podcast. Near the end of the 1+ hour interview, Seeklander asks Suarez for concluding thoughts, which I found worth noting:

There’s alot of people out there today that are comfortable with violence. Comfortable with extreme violence. Not only that but then we’ve got this foreign ideology that wants to come in and kill us. So, I would urge the listener to understand the reality of this. It’s not theoretical. It may be theoretical if it’s never touched you. But those folks in San Bernardino, those folks in Orlando, I’m sure they woke up that morning thinking, “Ah, you know what, I live a safe life. I go to church. I eat my vegetables. Nothing’s ever going to happen to me.” Every time you leave the house, you need…

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Ontario SP46 Knife Review…

I gave serious consideration to purchasing an Ontario SP46, but every knife I have with Kraton or rubber grips, rots and deteriorates. If the SP46 was fitted with a different grip, such as Micarta or similar, from the factory or available aftermarket, the knife would be a more prudent purchase to add to the collection because, my knives are used and not admired. Everything from general work to field dressing harvested game. In fact, I was looking at my Becker BK5 Chore Knife, and read so much online of complaints about the slickness of the handle scales, and all the ideas of “experts”, then thought a while, with knife in hand, and came up with my own solution if I need it. It’s called, sandpaper 80 grit. Problem solved.

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The Ontario SP46 Gen II Knife, designed by Dan Maragni, is a full tang flat grind knife made of 5160 high carbon steel with a generously sized Kraton grip (there is also a Sabre grind version of the knife labeled the SP47.) Both knives are large bellied knives and are also called “Pig Skinners.”  The SP46 knife has a total length of 11.098″, of which 5.574″ is the blade with a thickness of .1875

The sheath it came with when I bought the knife at the time was a very cheap universal sheath designed to fit many of Ontario’s knife models, but I modified the sheath a little to make due by cutting it to length and stitching the end with bank line.  I also thickly coated the sheath with plasti-dip spray …

ontario sp46 knife in its sheath knife in sheath after mods

ontario sp46 sp47 knife sheath modification image factory sheath modification (cut off end to length and stitched with bank line)

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“Ready to Rumble”?????

?? Let’s see where it goes.

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What the hell do these idiots mean?

Fighting who? The only party that seems to be throwing hate, intolerance and violence around the past few years have been the nutjobs on the left..

And now their ‘ready to rumble’?

Their constant whining and threats are getting annoying..

Are they ‘upping’ their game now?

Source: Left-Wing Gun Group Warns It’s “Ready to Rumble”

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Top Three Worst States For Gun Rights

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H/T JPFO.

By Dean Weingarten. April 3rd, 2017
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Which are the worst three states for exercising your right to keep and bear arms? There are several contenders for that dubious distinction. The worst states can be found with the answers to a couple of questions.

First: Do you have to ask government permission to purchase a firearm? Some states require that you obtain permission before purchasing handguns. A smaller subset require that you obtain permission before purchasing any gun. That infringement is a must have for the worst states. There are twelve states that have the requirement for all guns. They are California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington State. Maryland does not make the list, because you do not need a permit to purchase most rifles and shotguns.

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Some ideas for emergency flotation devices…

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We can be careful people, but we cannot control every situation.  People around us make mistakes that effect our well being and you never know when this can happen.

Of course there are other things at play in this world; natural, Godly forces, such as weather, that mankind has absolutely no control over…

The idea behind this article is to get the wheels turning in your head, to better prepare you should a sudden and rapidly escalating situation manifest…

Let’s paint out a scenario or two, let’s say we’re out fishing for something to eat in a small boat or raft, a storm suddenly develops, next thing we know, we’re caught in the middle of three to six foot waves all around us, then in a period of two seconds, we find ourselves swimming in the water…

Whether or not you know how to swim-hopefully you can swim-you’re going to…

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Almost there

Just Cruisin 2

Here in Iowa the Stand Your Ground bill is one step closer to
the Governor’s desk. It must first go back to the House for a
vote on the changes made while going through the Senate. And of
course we have the uninformed saying passing this bill will
increase gun violence and racial tensions.

There is more to this bill than just stand your ground. A
minor under 14 would be able to use a handgun, with parental
supervision.

You will be allowed to concealed carry a pistol or revolver on
the Captial grounds.

And citizens can sue local government for enacting gun free
zones if said citizens feel adversly affected by the action.

This bill passed 33-17 and has some people worried. We’ve
heard it all before in one form or another. Gun violence will
increase, it will cause more racial unrest, we legal gun owners
will declare open…

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Iowa Man Charged After Taking Joe Biden’s Shotgun Advice

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H/T Bearing Arms.

This man should never own a weapon of any type if he actually listened to Slow Joe Biden for advice.

An Iowa man who was alarmed by people he assumed to be breaking into his home is the person behind bars now after he apparently followed former Vice President Joe Biden’s dimwitted advice to fire a “two blasts” to scare them away.

Police say a group of people up to no good were chased away by a resident with a shotgun early Friday morning, March 31, 2017.

The incident happened in the 2300 block of Gaines Street around 5:12 a.m. Police say the resident, 30-year-old Brandon Wagner, was asleep and was woke up to the sound of his back door being kicked in.

Wagner grabbed a shotgun and confronted several people on his porch. When they saw the gun, police say they ran from the home. Wagner…

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Second Amendment: Sometimes It’s About Surprisingly Little Money

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H&K MP5 Submachine Gun

I’ve often written about the continuing threat to liberty represented by progressives determined to disarm the law-abiding, while doing nothing to disarm criminals. This is a never-ending threat because progressives know they can never achieve their ultimate, utopian aims as long as citizens are allowed to be citizens rather than subjects.

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EDC From SurvivalBlog

It’s okay, but I tend to frown on batteries and technology because of MURPHY’s LAW. Bare basics are better with high skill levels. The most technical piece of equipment being a Spork. 😉

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http://www.SurvivalBlog.com is always a great resource.  Here is a great little article (part 1).  I’ll probably post the other segments later.  Found this at the Woodpile, another great place to stop when surfing the interwebs.

https://survivalblog.com/every-day-carry-for-todays-world-part-1-by-n-m/

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Some of the forest life I’ve discovered in Arkansas…

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Good morning to everybody,

I thought for today’s post I’d share some of the photos I’ve taken over the past week of discoveries I’ve made here in the Northern Central Arkansas forests…

arkansas morel mushroom in ground Golden Morel Mushroom in Arkansas…later prepared with a hot pot of Quinoa, wild onions and garlic for dinner

arkansas speckled king snake image Speckled King Snake in Arkansas

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Mississippi legislature approves firing squad as means of execution

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H/T Guns.com.

I say Bravo Mississippi for add the firing squad as a method of execution.

I would like to see my home state of Indiana do the same thing. 

The execution chamber in Utah where 49-year-old Ronnie Lee Gardner was put to death by firing squad in 2010. (Photo: Trent Nelson/Association Press)

Lawmakers in Mississippi sent Gov. Phil Bryant a bill Tuesday that would enact death by firing squad as a means of capital punishment.

House Bill 638 is meant to give the state options for the death penalty, in the event lethal injection and other means of execution are ruled unconstitutional. Bryant has said he would support a measure that includes the firing squad option.

Fusillading would be the final option for the state under the measure, which would only allow the method if lethal injection, nitrogen gas, and electrocution are ruled unconstitutional, in that order. Attorney General Jim…

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How A-Political Was the National Rifle Association Before The Cincinnati Revolt of 1977?

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I confess that I have always been jealous of historians and historical sociologists because their wide field of vision offers so many insights into the present. Good history helps us see where we came from, and how the present day is or is not different from the past. Total immersion into a previous time period must be an amazing intellectual experience, and those who can convey what it was like to be living in that earlier time are remarkable.

I hope my own work analyzing gun advertising in The American Rifleman over a 100 year period will give me some insight into how American gun culture has changed over time, but I am also very aware that a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing.

For example, I am not a historian of the National Rifle Association as an organization. I have observed, however, a common narrative that the…

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Learn to tie this special knot suited well for a quick DiY gathered end hammock…

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Hammock camping has come a long way with high tech materials and fabricks such as ripstop nylon, but did you know you can easily make a gathered end hammock yourself?

You may find yourself in a situation where you have to camp in area that is deffinately going to require you to get off the ground and a hammock does just that…

Once you learn to tie this special knot, you’ll have one more option added to your arsenal that will enable you to quickly gather and tie the two ends securely of your hammock sheet…

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CBS NewYork | Nassau County First Responders Stage Truck Attack Simulation At Jones Beach

“Warmer temperatures mean outdoor concerts and cookouts, and first responders on Long Island were getting some special training Sunday in the wake of recent terrorist attacks involving trucks plowing through crowds.”

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Criminal’s Family Laments The Good Guy’s AR-15 Made The Fight Unfair

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H/T Bearing Arms.

 Leroy Schumacher your grandson got exactly what he deserved it was a three on one situation and the AR-15 leveled the playing field.

The grandfather of one of the three armed home invaders who were shot and killed breaking into a home in Broken Arrow (OK) earlier this week laments that the resident’s AR-15 carbine wasn’t fair against the knife and brass knuckles carried by the mask-wearing criminals.

“What these three boys did was stupid,” said Leroy Schumacher.

Schumacher agrees his grandson and his friends made a bad decision, but not one worthy of deadly consequences.

“They knew they could be punished for it but they did not deserve to die,” said Schumacher.

Redfearn, 19-year old Maxwell Cook and 16-year old Jake Woodruff were shot by the homeowner’s son while breaking into the Wagoner County house Monday.

Schumacher says his grandson didn’t have a chance. The…

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Review Of Rory Miller’s Book

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Training-for-sudden-violenceWith the title of “Training For Sudden Violence, 72 Practical Drills” I really didn’t know what to expect.  This turned out to be a fantastic guide to reacting to sudden violence perpetrated against you.  Miller has a strong background in martial arts and corrections, so he is not just stating unsubstantiated opinions.  He’s been there and lived it.  Working in detention you sort of expect to be attacked by an inmate once in a while, and they would rather blindside you than try to face off. 

Miller starts with martial arts and LE training (like PPCT) and explains why these methods have a big hole in them in real life situations.  As I read the book, Miller’s observations and training drills made a lot of sense.  I could clearly see his points about where my black belt training lacked certain aspects.  He covers the basic predator psychology on…

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The Wikiup Shelter – a winter camp bushcraft construction…

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The wikiup.  The long used conical design shelter has been given many names.  Many people today know the shelter design as the tipi or sometimes spelled teepee.

Bushcraft know-how and skills are a must for proper construction of these shelters.  Watch Mitch Mitchell from the The Native Survival School, along with some of his friends, build a multi-pole wiki with nice lattice work, well done thatching weaving, and lots of dead leaf cover, in their particular wintertime location during snowy weather…then build a fire for warmth inside the wiki…

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Couple Allegedly Bought .50 Caliber Sniper Rifle for Mexican Drug Cartel

$10K, ouch.

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H/T Breitbart Texas.

I hope they lock these two up and throw away the key.

PPD

Police arrested a Phoenix couple after they reportedly admitted they purchased a $10,000 sniper rifle for the Sinaloa drug cartel.

Phoenix Police arrested a husband and wife after they admitted to police that they lied on federal document to obtain a firearm that they purchased for the Sinaloa Mexican Drug Cartel, according to KSAZ-TV.

On March 20, 31-year-old Jonathan Ibarra-Alarcon had his wife, 22-year-old Erica Ibarra-Alarcon, purchase a Barrett 82A1 .50 caliber rifle from licensed dealer in Phoenix for $10,316.

The .50 caliber rifle is a favorite of the U.S. and other military forces around the world because it is semi-automatic, which allows for a controlled rate of fire.

After purchasing the firearm, Erica placed it in the back of her vehicle that Jonathan was driving. Police said that they pulled the car…

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