“Sergeant Hugh Barry faces murder, manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide charges in the death of Deborah Danner.”
Can the Democratic Party retake Congress by giving up on gun control? Should it?
…..”Downplaying gun control finally paid off for Democrats in the 2006 midterms, when four Senate candidates (in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Montana and Missouri) and more than a dozen House candidates used pro-gun rhetoric to win their seats and help the party take control of Congress.”
Notice of new laws governing minimum size of antlers, that will be in force 2017-2018 whitetail deer hunting season in New York State. NYS Environmental Conservation Law § 11-0914, Subdivision 1; Subdivision 2.
It’s a hot topic, and personally, I pass on many small racked buck, but there are so many hunters who for numerous reasons, would harvest the animal. I have always wondered why, in quite a few areas, jacking, and poaching, by locals and transients, continues, and nothing is ever done with enforcement. It ruins respect for hunting laws and ethics.
With the new hunting laws in place, remember to, Measure Twice, Cull Once.
Another elected bastard, drunk with power.
It has been an interesting few weeks for our Minister of Police, Fikile Mbalula. During a media briefing on 25 April he alluded to the problem of (hopefully illicitly-owned) firearms by stating “There is a lot of AK47 here in this country. I don’t know where does it come from. Whether it was left by us, I don’t know. But is lot of AK47. Everybody has got a AK47.” The Minister continued in this vein during the Police Budget Vote speech on 23 May, when he said the following – “As we move forward, we want to disarm South Africa. We must silent guns by 2063 in doing so, we have developed a tailored programme for the recovery of stolen and state owned firearms…In this financial year, the Firearms License Appeal Board intends to forward proposals that will better manage the spread of firearms and reduce the proliferation of the…
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Generally speaking, my own use runs along the lines of field dressing deer, or the utility of a TL29.
It is always interesting to know what edged weaponry is out there, and that interest began when I started taking knives off the streets when I was a cop. Interesting thing is, about 10% of all those knives taken off criminals, were sharp, and 90% so dull, it was pathetic.
Yesterday, I was re-reading The Complete Book of Modern Handgunning published in 1961. It’s interesting to see how much has changed in the world of handgun shooting and how much has not.
The following gem is found in Chapter 11. How to Shoot
It brought to mind an unintentional laboratory experiment that happened while I was teaching a snub revolver class. In 2012, I taught a short block of instruction on snub nose revolvers at the Northeast Shooters Summit, just as I did in 2011. The same block of instruction was given both Saturday and Sunday to two different groups of shooters totaling about 40. Many of these shooters had almost no experience using any revolver, much less a snub. They fired approximately 40 rounds in two hours of training, followed by a 10 round qualification course at 5 and 10 yards. The way the training was structured was shooting…
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The respectful silence, speaks volumes. The respectful demeanor, builds character.
This Memorial Day, there is reason for hope, yet you don’t rest easily. How could you? The America for which you fought and died is in jeopardy. Half of the country is “The Resistance,” resisting the Constitution, the rule of law, everything you fought and died to preserve. As William Butler Yeats said:
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.
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Or maybe twisted anti gun folks.
Let’s not be honest to get what we want..
On the occasion of my 5th blog-iversary recently, I listed my 10 most popular blog posts ever. To my surprise, my 9th most popular blog post ever was published just 2 months ago, which means it got strong immediate readership. It was my second take on what I have called “The Problem with Averages in Understanding Guns, Violence, and Crime.”
The heart of the problem is that averages, as summary statistics, can obscure significant underlying differences in the data producing the averages. Two very different distributions of data can result in the same average. Imagine a city that has two neighborhoods and a city-level average of 100 homicides per year. That average is the same whether those homicides are distributed evenly between the two neighborhoods or are concentrated entirely in one of the two neighborhoods. The average as a summary statistic only tells part of the story.
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As Pro-Gun Gianforte Wins, the Anti-Gun Left Goes 0-5!
It was a classic media-driven “October surprise.”
Only it occurred on the eve of a critical special election in May — for the Montana open congressional seat vacated by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
I’m sure you’ve heard about what happened on Wednesday, when a Leftist reporter barged into the private office of congressional candidate Greg Gianforte and started badgering him with repeated questions.
Gianforte says the reporter grabbed his wrist prior to an ensuing scuffle. The reporter claims he was “body-slammed.” To his credit, Gianforte has apologized for his role in the incident.
But the media’s purpose was clear: They wanted to destroy Gianforte through a media-generated scandal. And to spend the next 18 months crowing that the Republicans’ defeat in Montana presaged a Democratic wave election in 2018.
The only problem: The media ploy failed, as the pro-gun Gianforte…
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Although I have never met him in person, I have long appreciated the work of Claude Werner, and not just because we are both professors (Werner being known as The Tactical Professor).
Owing to his “heady” approach to gun education and training (e.g., his “Mind Map” captured below), Werner addresses the mental game of personal protection more than many, hence the subtitle of his blog: “more than weapons manipulation.” I like that.
- Shooting yourself
- Shooting someone you shouldn’t have, either intentionally or unintentionally
- Getting needlessly arrested
- Getting shot by police officers responding to a call for help
- Leaving guns where unauthorized persons can access them, resulting in tragedies
- Frightening innocent people around you
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State legislatures from coast to coast are working to crack concealed-carry regulations and restore freedom to their citizens.
While pro-Second Amendment legislation like National Reciprocity and the Hearing Protection Act weave their slow, methodical course through Congress—countered at every turn by gun control Democrats and their surrogates in the media—state legislatures around the country are working to repeal gun control and to expand the exercise of our Second Amendment-protected rights via pro-self-defense legislation.
Time to Counter by Moving the “Hearing Protection Act”
First, Gun Owners of America needs your help to stop anti-gun Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) from scoring an anti-gun coup.
Second, I want to remind you that one of the best ways you can support Gun Owners of America is by becoming a GOA Patriot member.
GOA Patriots are monthly contributors who are serious about defending the Second Amendment.
Not only will you help GOA stay on the front lines, you will get a great-looking GOA cap as a thank you!
GOA Successfully Working to Block Possible Attacks on Hunters
A week ago, the Senate HELP Committee — seriously, that’s its real acronym: HELP! — voted out legislation which would revamp regulation of over-the-counter hearing aids.
The legislation is crafted by Senator Elizabeth Warren.
In the pro-gun House, representatives recognized that similar legislation might have ramifications for hunting-related listening…
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“In the first incident, the men walked up to a 19-year-old victim around 2:30 p.m. on May 15 near 1210 Nelson Avenue in Highbridge and threw him against a parked car, police say.”
Not surprising at all.
A person needs to be ready these days..all the nutjobs on the left and such..
Courtesy of Morrissey & Facebook
Good On You Morrissey!!!
Celebrating my birthday in Manchester as news of the Manchester Arena bomb broke. The anger is monumental.
For what reason will this ever stop?
Theresa May says such attacks “will not break us”, but her own life is lived in a bullet-proof bubble, and she evidently does not need to identify any young people today in Manchester morgues. Also, “will not break us” means that the tragedy will not break her, or her policies on immigration. The young people of Manchester are already broken – thanks all the same, Theresa. Sadiq Khan says “London is united with Manchester”, but he does not condemn Islamic State – who have claimed responsibility for the bomb. The Queen receives absurd praise for her ‘strong words’ against the attack, yet she does not cancel today’s…
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Allowing students, even staff, to carry concealed handguns on college campuses is an issue of considerable controversy these days. After all, the contemporary American university is one of the most fierce, and increasingly violent, bastions of progressivism, and professors, in the growing number of states that have adopted campus concealed carry have loudly protested, and some have actually retired or resigned.
In October of 2015, I wrote No Good-Guy Guns On Campus: How’s That Workin’ Out For Ya? I wrote:
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#find North, #finding North, #polar zone, #arctic zone, #Equatorial stars, #Sun.
Finding North in polar regions using Equatorial Stars and the Sun.
The general principles in Finding North still apply for each familiar method. However Finding North direction in polar regions has its own problems and it is not as simple as for temperate zones due to difficulties caused by steep magnetic lines not pointing to rotational poles, by the closeness of the upper Celestial pole to the zenith, by long extended day time, by aurora light, by aurora interference with radio wave receivers in GPS units.
When those familiar methods encounter problems the method of Finding North by Tropical stars and the Sun can still work and maintain its precision.
1. The two polar zones
The two polar zonescover any area with absolute value of latitude higher than 66°33′. That is all their points are…
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Following up on my recent post about Gunsite and the early history of private citizen gun training classes, as well as previous posts based on Mike Seeklander’s American Warrior Show podcast (on Tom Givens, on Gabe Suarez, and on Seeklander himself), this post presents some insights from an interview with Ken Hackathorn (show #21 from 25 December 2015).
Hackathorn, now retired from full time gun training, is one of the most experienced living trainers in the industry (see also a print interview with him in the Armed Citizens’ Legal Defense Network journal). He took his first course with Col. Jeff Cooper in the early 1970s, before Cooper’s founding of the American Pistol Institute. He described the experience of taking Cooper’s combat pistol course as like becoming a born-again Christian. He was later certified by Cooper and became one of the first assistant instructors at…
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Some lovely firearms with deadly triggers. It continues. It is also why many firearms manufacturers install triggers with excessively heavy trigger pull weights. I have one (M750) with a 12# trigger. The moment anyone tampers or alters the mechanism, liability becomes the owner’s. A much better suggestion I give, is to have a Timney trigger installed.
Protesters from Ennerdale, a suburb in the south of Johannesburg, burn tyres and barricade streets around the suburb during a violent protest over a lack of service delivery in the area on May 9, 2017. Picture: Tadeu Andre/AFP
HELESTI Daye-Fourie never leaves her house after dark. The risk of being carjacked and shot standing in her own driveway is too high.
Every day after picking up her eight-year-old son from school, the Johannesburg mum-of-two takes a different route home, eyes on the rear-view mirror. Her 20-month-old toddler sits in his car seat behind her, where he can easily be grabbed at a moment’s notice.
That’s because Ms Day-Fourie doesn’t want her son, in the event of an attack, to be trapped by his seatbelt, dragged along outside of the car and killed — as happened to a four-year-old boy whose parents and sister were forced out of their car by…
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In the firearms training industry, butthurt is a common condition. There’s quite a bit of it going around right now. The current crop of butthurt, as usual, revolves around equipment, technique, class organization, and philosophy.
Yesterday, I was able to take Training Day 2 of the Rangemaster Advanced Combative Pistol course. Both Mindset and physical skills are part of the course. This is the third training class I’ve taken in the past two months, in addition to attending the Rangemaster 2017 Tactical Conference. The others were Law of Self Defense and NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home.
One of the things I get the most out of when I attend training classes is the side discussions I have with my colleagues teaching their classes. We’re all willful individuals with strong opinions based on our own experiences. More often than not now, I listen to the other trainer’s opinion without…
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Watch me build a wood Custom Shelf System around a tree using my knife, pocket saw, jute twine for cordage and occasionally my little tape measure.
There are times when I set up a new camp in the forest and I don’t have any place to set things on -no rocks to be used for shelves, nothing. And having to stoop over to pick things up off the ground is just a little too primitive for my camping style and hard the back.
So in these situations I will custom build shelves, tables, cabinets, counter tops, etc. similar to what you might see in a tree house.
I can then have the creature comfort to set my gear, personal items, various equipment, upon. Probably the most important thing for me is getting my harvested rain water container high enough up off the ground so I can filter water through my…
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“As we approach summer, experts warn this could be one of the worst years ever for Lyme disease. That’s thanks to an explosion in the tick population.”
Lucky gunner recently ran a two part series on the history of the .38 Special cartridge. Being a fan of revolvers and of the .38s in particular as well as a fan of history I thought I would share.
London (AFP) – More than 28,000 species of plants around the world have a medical use but poor documentation means people are not making the most of the health benefits, according to a survey released on Thursday.
Britain’s Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in London recorded 28,187 species in its latest annual survey and said it was probably a “very conservative figure”.
FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR
Written by Sierra Bullets Ballistic Technician Phil Mahin
I have always wanted a lever action rifle chambered in 45 Colt. I finally got my chance to purchase one last summer that I could use for deer season. What I found was accurate, but I was able to get velocities that were a lot faster than what is normal for the cartridge. In fact, I was getting 1,700fps from the muzzle and that was verified with our industrial Oehler here at work. There is a good reason for the velocity. It comes from a combination of a hot magnum primer, a lot of slow burning powder, and a case that is built well enough to hold the high pressure repeatedly. I know you may have a lot of questions about this and I’ll finish this story in my next blog, but for now, I wanted to show you what I found…
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In the late evening hours of 14 May Mandla Hlatshwayo, a South African actor and JoziFM DJ, was shot and killed by armed robbers whilst attempting to help two women who were being held-up. His actions were brave, selfless, and admirable. It is a rare quality in today’s world for anyone to willingly run head-on into danger in the hope of saving someone else, and I think that if Mr. Hlatshwayo is remembered for anything, it should be that his final actions marked him to be a brave and principled gentleman.
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By Sergeant Stephen Clark
Like any intricate, expensive, dangerous, rare, item that carries a lot of responsibility to own or use, a firearm rates among the highest. Hence, the current Law (FCA 2000) quite rightly enforces a standard of physical proficiency and competency and legal knowledge before you take your new weapon out of the shop.
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MREs always tasted like cardboard to me. Never liked them.
“While overall sales have declined since November, there is one group of people whose purchase rate has spiked.”
As storms spring storms and tornadoes rip through the South, I thought it might be a good idea to repost this basic introduction to prepping. Stay safe out there!
If you’re depending on some Government agency to come rushing to rescue, odds are you’ve found yourself here by mistake! However, if you believe it is your responsibility to take care of yourself and your family, then you’ve come to the right place. So without further delay…
Water – you can’t live without it and you can’t have too much, also consider having a Water Purifier.
Food – basic canned goods along with other longer shelf life products can literally be a life saver. Check out our big incomplete list of items to store:
Medication and basic first aide – any prescription medication that you or your family need plus Baby Aspirin, Band-Aids, gauze, antibiotic creme etc…consider a small First…
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First consideration is whether there are any legal requirements for specific caliber.
Personally, the .38 Special with any offering of ammunition will do fine. The Plus-P, or, the Standard Velocity, are okay. The vast array of LSWC, SJHP, and the lowly wad cutter in 148 grains that makes a wicked cookie cutter hole in flesh. They’re all good. You must be able to consistently hit the target. You must practice and not go plinking.
I happen to like blue steel over stainless. A bit more care involved.
Selection, is a matter of taste. Model-36 or Model-60; Model-10 or Model-64. You like five shots or six? Model-19 or Model-66. There are tons of other revolvers in the mix from many manufacturers, and a budget gun can be okay without too much demand placed on it.
I will say this, a two inch barrel while good, not much different than a service revolver barrel of four inches, and more concealable, has an issue. When the revolver is fired, as police are trained, and the reloading of the cylinder is involved, the thumb piece is pushed, while the left hand middle and ring fingers open the crane. The thumb ejects cases while the torso rotates. Two inch barrel revolvers have a short ejector rod. Practice the ejection, and keeping the cylinder chambers clean is important because you do not want any cases hanging up or, Murphy’s law coming into the scene, the cases getting under, the cylinder star, especially in stressful combat. A three inch barrel or even a 2.5 inch barrel, helps eliminate that problem tremendously.
Get training. Many good trainers are out there. If it’s a revolver that you like, learn to shoot like a cop. Reloading operations. Fast acquisition of the front ramp. Five points to the draw, aim, fire. Reverse to holster. Learn to keep the finger off the trigger. Learn to understand and know the trigger weight and why your revolver has whatever it has for pull weight, if necessary, adjust, because street guns are not paper punchers. Street guns are killers. Make certain that you are not the one to be killed by your own gun, and be extra careful around others, especially your family.
Today, a Model-19 S&W, gives versatility of caliber and safety when using .357 or any .38 Special offering. Nice sight picture, when you consider aging eyes. Extra meat on the barrel. If you really want extra meat to tame recoil, stainless, should be your choice. Let your hand, select the butt configuration and grip selection. All I need, is a Tyler T-grip. I prefer regulation holsters of OWB style with covered trigger guard and thumb break safety. I like an opening at the bottom of the holster to allow rain and dust to get out and, if no hole is present, my pocket knife with awl, spins a nice hole opening and then dressed from the inside of the holster to neat things up. I wrap the revolver in Saran Wrap, to check fit. If needed, I spray WD40 all over the holster and then insert the revolver and work the thumb break. Sometimes it needs to be done twice or thrice.
There is a lot of controversy out there about shooting .357 Magnum cartridges out of small revolvers, especially snubbies. Some would contest that there is little to me gained from a .357 out of a short, 2 inch barrel except muzzle flash, noise and recoil. Some will swear a .38 lacks the power to stop an angry tree squirrel.
Justin, over at the Revolver Guy blog takes a stab at this issue by trying to apply some common sense, logic and actual range testing (link). I definitely encourage anyone interested in this topic to take a look at what he has to say.
My own personal, non-scientific, opinion says that neither is a bad choice and I will stick with my .38 Specials. In part because I only own one .357 Magnum, an all steel Ruger SP101. While I love shooting it, I don’t really plan on using…
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‘We’re on the attack and on the offensive, not just legislatively but also in the courts.’
Excellent video of road rage incident. Almost exactly what happened to me decades ago, but with only one aggressor.
On a Sunday morning at 6 am, while going to a gun range, nobody on the road. I stop for a red traffic light. A car pulls up behind me, but the road is two lanes. Light turns green. I step on the accelerator and the engine percolates, hesitates, and stalls. Won’t restart. The guy behind me, blasting his horn, rather than simply going around. I am trying to restart the car and feel the car jar and see in the outside mirror, the guy kicked in my left rear quarter panel, and is moving up to my door with a tire lug wrench in his hand. I opened the door, still seatbelted and the S&W Model 36 is now out as I unbuckle and shout, “Drop it!”. He did drop it, as I got out to look at my rear quarter panel and the guy lunged. His right fist striking my left ear solidly, as I push him off, and I am now angry. I pocket the snubnose and punched him squarely on the chin. He falls back onto the pavement for the ten count. My car is old. But now I get back in, still no other cars on the road. I turn the key and it starts. Put it in gear and drove. Left him, his lug wrench, and his car, where they were. No cell phones back then and no pay phone in sight. I went to the local police precinct to make a report. The sector car went to the location but nothing was there. I never heard anything about the incident since.
In this episode, I breakdown a road rage incident and provide some options for dealing with confrontation. The outcome of this could have been much worse. Although this guy had some serious skills, he also had luck and circumstance on his side. Check it out!
My goal is to be absent of violence. If I can’t be absent, I look to avoid. If time and circumstance permits and I can’t avoid, I will attempt to de-escalate or redirect. If that fails, my last option is to use defensive skills. Staying level headed and not allowing your emotions to control your actions is vital to good decision making. Do you think this guy made the right decisions based on what you’ve learned in this post?
Les Baer, makes some exquisite 1911s. The grapevine says, that Les is a real good guy and a gentleman.
There are not many quality items that come at a discount price, which especially rings true when looking at 1911s. Sure, you can pick up a shooter for around $500, but to get into a consistently high level of quality and fitting you have to spend some bucks. With a market full of mid and upper-tier models, the choices can be dizzying. While I will not pretend to know what is best for anyone else, I can share some insight from my last outing to the range where my S&W PC1911 and Les Baer Premier II both made the trip.
I’ve owned the PC1911 for a few years now, and it was my first foray into a higher dollar 1911. While true conissouers will scoff at my $1,300 handgun as “high dollar” compared to the true customs on the market, with that amount of money I expect to get quality…
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You’ll see me building the first shelf that will hold my rain water container up higher off the ground to allow for unattended drainage though the sawyer mini water filter I use along with my own DIY carbon filter I made…
Sometimes when I set up camp, I cannot find a place to set something up high off the ground. This was the case as you’ll see in the video where I bushcraft a more comfortable improvement to my camp by building a shelf to set a 5 gallon water container that I collect rain water in off my tarp system… (I talk about the tarp rain water catch system in this video
This is the first stage of the shelf system. I plan to add on to it more things such as a cabinet and bookshelf…
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Cheap and easy camp cooking meals – Bannock Bread Cake the occasional treat! A little something I conjured up. You can always alter the ingredients in the recipe to suit your tastes. You can always make a simple pan bread or ‘pancake’ for very cheap with some flour water and salt…
Give it a try, it’s pretty good !
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…where there are other categories such as “Forest Gardening”, “Camp Cooking Secrets”, “Foraging” and more…
A good look at some common Camp Knives as we go into the camping season. Every knife has a purpose, but the camp knife served several special activities. Listen and watch to learn about the wonder and useful ness of these knives. As told by Blackoracle69 Thanks for watching and following Steveknife !
I’m taking the NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home Course this week. Taking the Course is a prerequisite to becoming a PPOTH Instructor but I also like to get back to Basics periodically.
Yesterday, I did the Range Exercises for the Basic level of the Course. PPOTH has Basic Level range exercises of 100 rounds. The Advanced Level range exercises total 112 rounds. The exercises are detailed in a Condensed Reference Guide available from the NRA.
The exercises are nothing fancy or ‘high speed’ but they emphasize fundamental skills that everyone who carries a weapon should be able to execute flawlessly. Most are shot at seven yards.
- Presenting the pistol and firing one shot (that hits) while not wearing a concealment garment
- Presenting the pistol and firing one shot (that hits) while wearing a concealment garment
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(A) It must have a barrel length 18.0 inches or greater, when measured against a closed action, from the bolt face.
(B) The overall length must be a minimum of 26.0 inches.
(C) If Remington makes it, be very cautious about their triggers.
Must have been under the authorization of Grosse Commandant Franken (?).
At least they are getting some range time in. Remember, shooting paper, is a whole lot different than shooting people, especially people who shoot back. Some even have actual combat experience.
Be scared…Really scared!!
Armstrong Economics Blog/France
Re-Posted May 7, 2017 by Martin Armstrong
Obama Intervenes in French Election Proving Macron is Establishment and represents no change for France thereby sealing its doom. Of course, Obama is doing exactly what they he and his mainstream media backers say Putin is doing – trying to influence the French election.
Obama intervened in the British Referendum telling the Brits they would have to get at the back of the queue and would be ignored if they left the EU. Macron will send France and the EU down really hard. He represents no change for France and will commit the country to go down with the EURO Ship.
Turnout is low so far and Le Pen ballots are torn in many places around the country to invalidate them in the count. The ESTABLISHMENT will do what it takes to rig the game as alway
Like this one …
CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) October 5, 2015
Go read them all…
First off, I want to make it clear that I am not a “knife guy.”
Yes, I carry a knife almost every day.
Yes, I have a nice collection of knives of various sorts.
Yes, I love checking out cool new knives.
But to me, knives are just tools. Tools that are to be used, regularly, for whatever I need to use them for. Most of the time that involves cutting something whether that is opening boxes and packages, trimming plants, opening the mail, or preparing food. They also get used for any sort of other purpose that may come up; pry bar, hammer, screwdriver, or even for self-defense should the need arise.
I sharpen them as needed but don’t use stones or fancy equipment. Generally I use a Smith’s Two Stage Sharpener like this one:
They are cheap, easy to use, easy to carry, easy to use and result…
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Written by Sierra Bullets Chief Ballistician Tommy Todd
I have shot several disciplines of shooting competitions over the years and have learned a few things regarding ammunition and bullet function during this time. Below I will describe a few of the things I have seen and benefited from. Hopefully if you find your situation to be similar you can make changes before experiencing some of these effects.
Frequently the matches I shoot require 40 to 100 shots before a person gets a chance to clean their rifle. Just as frequently, a good shooting match rifle will still shoot very good scores and groups with that many rounds fired through them. However, those guns do not deliver the same accuracy as when they were clean, but the drop-off in accuracy is not a huge change unless a set of accumulative issues arise.
I witnessed a set of problems that…
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Remember, these are the people who claim they have the moral high ground. They really think that they are superior people and deserve to do anything to you they wish. Wow! Talk about being mentally unhinged!
Dr. John Lott’s classic More Guns, Less Crime, has been a thorn in the side of anti-liberty forces since first published in 1998. It is now in its third edition and is no less annoying to those that would disarm the law abiding. As one might imagine, the book proves, conclusively, the title. Anti-liberty forces have vilified the book and Lott, but none have been able to disprove his careful and exhaustive research.
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At the NRA Annual Meeting this past weekend, the NRA Education and Training Division conducted an update for NRA Trainers. The presentations and discussion rekindled my interest in the standards for students to pass the NRA Basics Of Pistol Shooting (BOPS).
In short, there are four levels of qualification (standards) offered to the students at the end of the Basics Of Pistol Shooting Course. The very first level is Red, for which they must shoot a five shot group into a four inch circle four times at 10 feet. The four times don’t have to be consecutive but the students must be able to demonstrate the skill repeatedly so they can shoot four targets.
Students who meet that standard are then offered the chance to attain three higher levels of achievement; White, Blue, and Instructor. Achieving Instructor level Qualification does not mean that they qualify as NRA Pistol…
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Franken is still a piece of shit.
May 2, 2017
Thank you for contacting me regarding H.R.1181, the Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.
Veterans who have served and sacrificed for our nation have earned our deepest gratitude, and we owe a great debt to them and their families. One of my highest priorities as a Senator is to ensure that our nation is doing right by our veterans. That can mean helping them to find a home and a job, to recover from physical and psychological wounds, to take full advantage of the benefits they were promised when they entered the military, and many other things.
H.R.1181 is a bill that would change the adjudication process for how it is determined if a veteran is mentally unstable to the point where he or she should not be allowed to possess a firearm. Concerns over this process…
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“A bill that would make Connecticut the first state in the country to allow police to use drones outfitted with deadly weapons has stalled.”
Another LINK: HERE
President, who supported tougher gun restrictions before he entered the political arena, will be the first president to address NRA’s annual convention since Reagan
Begin to attrit the enemy at the maximum effective range of your weapons.
That was one of the most important things I learned as a young Infantry Lieutenant during the Cold War. We would have almost certainly been facing Soviet forces larger than our own. We had to wear them down as they closed with us in order to destroy them before they could reach us. This is every bit as true today in the context of personal protection.
“Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes” is a famous saying from the Battle of Bunker Hill during the Revolutionary War. Very few people understand that ‘the whites of their eyes’ basically represented the maximum effective range of the smoothbore musket. That’s the underlying concept of the order.
No matter what our weapons are, we need to understand their maximum effective range. Maximum effective range is sometimes…
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Early arrival tour of my campsite/lab – setup plastic tarp in diamond pattern over hammock to catch rain at the back corner – system allows for standing room and head clearance…
This was setup mid spring in a thick forest area closer to the top of a hill for flood safety. Provides wind protection from the surrounding foliage and will provide ample amount of shade in the coming summer months – should be breezy as well.
Nearby my camp is a mini green house area of a forest garden I am growing this year. I have a route that goes along several locations…
I have improvements to make to the camp as you will see the flooring area developes mud puddles with heavy rain.
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