A spiritual movement is underway at the White House. Some of the most powerful people in America have been gathering weekly to learn more about God’s Word, and this Trump Cabinet Bible study is making history.
Fish & Game violations. Poaching by the vegan kook.
I have to give fish boy credit for courage, as these gentlemen look like men you probably don’t want to mess with. However, he gets no credit for brains.
He sends his child in to get things started, then jumps in to enlighten some men on the mental capabilities of…a fish. These poor people were probably just relaxing on their day off, only to have it ruined by a “progressive”…
I don’t particularly care if you are a vegan, a warmist, or whatever…just shut the hell up and keep your madness to yourself.
COLUMBIA, SC – Richland County Sheriff’s Department says three teens have been arrested in a crime spree that was escalating from a delivery robbery to armed robberies to a near sexual assault. And the victims were targeted because of their race, according to Sheriff Leon Lott.
“This was a crime spree. They would not have stopped,” Lott said. “They made a statement that they did not like white people and they were only going to rob white people.”
Lott says the two suspects, 17-year-old Raquan Green and a 15-year-old whose name has not been released, were arrested Wednesday. The third suspect, a 15-year-old boy, was taken into custody at his home on Walcott Street. Lott says the trio used racism to pick their victims.
The third suspect resisted arrest and injured an RSCD investigator in the process. The investigator had to be hospitalized with a leg injury and is expected…
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Praise the Lord, and pass the ammunition!
This was a dumb idea, Steffon. Southern Churches are full of deputies, Christians with military experience, farmers who can straighten out an axle with their bare hands, and women folk who are strong and capable. Add to that the fact that these are the Children of GOD, and Daddy gets really angry when something or someone threatens his children.
Southern Churches are not an “easy target”…
A man was shot and killed Sunday night after he attempted to rob a Dothan church parishioner, according to police.
Police indicate Steffon Parreese Valentez Tolver died from a single gunshot wound after trying to rob a person of $50 at Crossroads Baptist Church, located on Westgate Parkway in Dothan. According to police, a church employee shot Tolver once with his personal handgun after Tolver tried to rob him.
The incident happened around 10:40 p.m Sunday.
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Twitter is abuzz with the news that Anthony Scaramucci is no longer the White House Communications Director.
According to Fox Business, Scaramucci was removed at the request of President Donald Trump’s new Chief of Staff Ret. Gen. John Kelley who was sworn in earlier today.
The Office of the Press Secretary released the following statement:
Statement from the Office of the Press Secretary: pic.twitter.com/6U0oXcT7NC
— Cole McGowan (@ColemanLMcGowan) July 31, 2017
Cross-posted on Grumpy Opinions.
A Modern Crime Novelette
Reyes sat blindfolded with his arms and legs zip-tied to a chair.”This is getting to be too fucking familiar” he said to himself. Two hours ago he had been at the D.E.A. safe house when his burner got a text. Logan needed to talk to him about a change in plans. Kessler did not like letting him go without a tail or a GPS tracker, but he had no choice. These guys were way too smart for any of that. Besides, Reyes was expendable. It was worth the risk letting him go to get one step closer to these guys. He hoped, anyways.
Logan removed the blindfold. Reyes shook his head and blinked several times waiting for his vision to adjust. “Where am I?” he asked. “The end of the road.” Logan replied, staring at him through his Oakleys. Reyes looked around. Besides…
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Great job serving your citizens, Oregon…
When the government refuses to enforce the law, the law-abiding suffer — in this case a woman in Portland:
A man accused of breaking into a 65-year-old woman’s home, sexually assaulting her and stealing her car was arrested after allegedly assaulting another woman and running from police.
Sergio Jose Martinez, 31, was caught July 24 after officers chased him through a neighborhood.
According to court documents filed in March 2017, Martinez has a history of illegal entry into the United States. He has been a transient in the Portland area for more than a year and has been deported 20 times.
Twenty times. Any objective observer would have to ask who the hell has been running this country.
Martinez has at least five probation violations for re-entering the United States. His most recent removal was in November 2016, according to the March court documents.
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To hell with reciprocity, CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY, is needed.
In case you haven’t heard, Naval Station Norfolk has locked
down ships and piers after several lookouts on watch spotted a
possible diver in the water. NCIS, EOD (explosive ordinance
disposal), security, and fire departments are on scene.
The base is not on lock down, just the piers and ships. We hope
everyone remains calm. News came out about an hour ago and
hard telling how the lock down will last.
We had a few of these when I was in dungarees and it usually
turned out to be nothing and we hope that is the case here. It
does make for tense moments for all involved. Especially on the
ships with munitions loaded and ready to go to sea.
By Gideon Joubert
We discussed the process of licencing a firearm in South Africa, wonky anti-gun statistics, how effective guns really are for self-defence, and why Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has a really great taste in handguns. Among other things.
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How about the first three shot in the forehead?
Number One: It was night, he was shooting. Only target illuminated by street lamps was his face. One round just above the nose and eyebrow line.
Numbers Two and Three: During an armed robbery in progress that I walked into, in uniform. First one shot but missed, caught me by surprise. In the head. Then the second popped up from an aisle next to the first guy. In the head.
It happens. It doesn’t go over big with the bosses who think you did the shooting “on purpose”, but it happens. In the very first incident, I also noticed something later. My vision choked down, and only the face in the lighting was a definitive target. I was punished. No badge. Rubber gun squad for one year behind the desk, answering phones. In the second shooting, my first night back on patrol (my luck…) within four hours after roll call. You guessed it. I felt like Steve McQueen, The Cooler King, no badge, rubber gun squad for a year. At least the third member of that robbery team, I double tapped center mass. After the third shooting, three gunmen, a warrant service gone bad as they walked into a drug operation, two dead, one escaped. I walked into the captain’s office and put my shield and gun on his desk, and he threw me out, telling me never to volunteer my tin and gun, again to him. Perp number three of that team died the next day at a hospital. He refused to have the bullet removed and doctors called the local precinct on the other side of the county. Autopsy, and ballistics indicated the bullet was from my service revolver. Sounds great and I was also being made sergeant so they figured I could get promoted and get out of their hair. Not even a year later, the brass slowed me down by kicking me to a squad and chaining me to a desk, answering phones, doing paperwork. Then I got passed over for promotion to lieutenant three times, as a kick in the ass. Dead Ended. Shootings happen fast. Time slows down and seconds seem like minutes. Targets appear when they appear and you must be ready, whether it is center mass or any other part of the body. I think the whole trick to any of it remains, you must train yourself to be calm and remain calm, all through it, and afterwards. Learn to think under stress. Introduce stress into your training. Early on, I had two sergeants who were friends, they would go to the range with me sometimes, and start shouting in my ear as I was shooting. It freaked some people out, but my groups were very tight. They smiled and explained that I operate best, under stress. Both of them were Marines. Training begins immediately, introducing stress. Combat is stressful but training was harder. Skill levels with safe training jump by plateaus. It’s not one size fits all, and targets, especially the kind on the streets, shooting at you, present rapid moments of opportunity to halt their actions.
Weekends are a time when I catch up on listening to podcasts. I subscribe to nearly 40 podcasts, of which half are gun podcasts, and so I am usually in catch up mode.
This past weekend I was struck by two very opposing views of defensive gun use presented on two different podcasts. The first was John Johnston’s Ballistic Radio podcast with Melody Lauer co-hosting (Episode 215, 2 July 2017, “The Day the Music Died”).
Lauer presented a question that a listener wrote in: “Why should I avoid demonstrations? I mean, I have a concealed weapon to defend myself from someone there who attacks me.”
So, I think that this is often times lost sight of by everybody, but I want everybody to just bear with me for a second and consider: If you legally shoot somebody, like they give you no recourse and you shoot them, that’s…
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I’m not regularly in the habit of hanging out with the seedier elements of society. There is a specific reason for that, that has nothing to do with the person at all. You will never see me being friendly and hanging out with Martha Stewart. (It’s not like I would ever be given the chance, but if I was, I would decline.) The reason I wouldn’t be seen with Martha Stewart, or any number of other people, has nothing to do with political views, personal preferences, how likeable that person is or anything of that nature. I wouldn’t be caught with them, ever, because they are convicted felons.
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Having discussed the rise of civilian firearms training industry, as well as various means of ensuring quality in training services offered, including professionalization, licensing, certification, and apprenticeship, this post will consider one final approach to quality assurance in the gun training industry: BRANDING.
“Brands” originally were physical marks put on animals (and slaves, human beings who were treated like animals) as a sign of ownership. Later, wooden boxes of merchandise like wine were “branded” as a guarantee of the provenance and quality of the product being delivered.
With the rise of the advertising industry in the 20th century (see “Mad Men”), the amplifier on efforts at branding got turned up to 11. Successful brands like Coca-Cola, Google, Mercedes, and Apple don’t just assure quality generically. They suggest a whole host of…
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Those on the left end of the political spectrum are constantly attempting to push the “SmartGun” as if it’s some sort of magical device that will end all violence. It isn’t, of course, and you can easily fire any locked smart gun and it’ll only cost you $15.
Much to the chagrin of gun control activists everywhere, for the first time, a skilled hacker has taken a deep look into the security mechanismsof one leading example of a “smart gun.” A smart gun is one of thoseauthenticated firearms, meaning only its owner may actually fire the weapon.The argument for the smart gun has been in the pockets of hoplophobes for years. But now, one hacker has found that if smart guns are going to become a reality, they’ll need to be much smarter than the one he hacked.
At the Defcon hacker conference later…
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Better to go with what you can accurately hit with, based upon your experience and training. I believe the 158 grain .38 Special+P, is only under par of a .357 Magnum. Recoil is a little milder, and in a snubnose, I carried the .38, but could handle a .44 Magnum. A J-frame, is easier to carry. Multiple carry positions for whatever a person is attired in. I never felt undergunned with a J-frame. Could hit targets at just about anything up to 75 feet without any problem. From what I have seen in the morgue, not all hollow points will expand, and the LSWC .38, did the job very well. On the street, my experience in shootings, was with a K-frame Model-10 service revolver, and I continue to love them. With a J-frame, Model-36, start low end, maybe standard velocity, but 158 LSWC. How are the groups? How was the recoil. My preference is a Tyler T-Grip adapter on a round butt Model-36. On the Model-10 square butt, I like Pachmayr Gripper, or Professional grips. Different guns, different options, will yield different results. Keep the weapon clean. Keep the weapon tuned and in good working order. Street carry, use as few modifications as possible.
How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice.
So there is a lot of “info” floating around out there about the effectiveness of .357 Magnum rounds out of a snub-nosed revolver. Conventional wisdom (at least what I have heard) is that, due to the short barrel length, there is no advantage of .357 Magnum over .38 Special out of a snubbie. This guy puts that to the test in his video and the results surprised me:
As you can see there is a good bit of difference in performance and the hollow points he tested did, in fact expand. Now as to the extra recoil and muzzle blast, I’ll have to get my new Hand Cannon out to the range and check that out for myself.
I am a former NRA IPA/IRA/ISA instructor. I was, a Life Member until some woman became NRA president and suddenly the Coach Bulletins, went from firearms, to eating and weight management. Only thing missing was crochet and flower arrangements, so I resigned from the NRA.
I was a street cop. Qualified twice a year. Practiced every day, seven days a week, 400 rounds per day. Three range memberships, a fourth range, and at times a fifth range. I have been in three on-duty shootings. What I see, is more of the certification stuff is to (a) get money, and (b) cover their own asses. Why? Because there are so many who can teach people, and the students would then know exactly how to shoot, like a cop (forget the 12# trigger stuff), and what is likely to happen in actual street combat.
I started training someone but along the way saw that he made up his mind that he was not going to invest in studying (NYS) Penal Law, Article-35, Justification For The Use of Deadly Physical Force, and wanted to do instead, some Rambo nonsense, but nobody on the street shouts, “Cut!”, and we go to a word from our sponsor. Dealing with potential students, and trying to invest time and effort while also being watchful of any quirks the students might have, regarding maturity, responsibility, and obligation, is like juggling a watermelon, an egg, and an open straight razor.
Two days ago, I used a post by Kathy Jackson as a point of departure for considering apprenticeship as a path to becoming a firearms instructor and a potential way – like professionalization, licensing, and certification – to ensure quality in training services offered to the private sector.
At the end of that older post, “How to Become a Firearms Instructor,” and in a post published just last week, Jackson highlights one more path to consider. From the perspective of the person becoming a firearms instructor, it is what she calls the “DO-IT-YOURSELF ROAD.” She lists 11 steps from getting the NRA Basic Pistol certificate (#1) to taking at least 40 hours of additional training (#4) to joining a Toastmasters club (#7) to shooting regularly (#8) to the final step: “Keep learning” (#11).
Jackson’s recent post deals with this same issue from the…
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I will not vote for Trump again, unless we have Constitutional Carry, now.
I will also not vote for any GOP member, again.
Source: Liberty’s Torch: Guns
Just now we have a bad case of runaway government, the very worst this country has ever suffered. The election of Donald Trump to the presidency was a desperate gamble on a complete outsider who refuses to subscribe to the norms of the political class. He said the right things, and he said them in a fashion that persuaded us not only that he meant them but that he would act on them with the full power of the presidency. So, even though other men who’d said the right things in a convincing fashion, once we’d given them the offices they sought, had let us down, we said “What the hell, one more try,” and put him in the White House.
“Republicans are working on a so-called “skinny plan,” which repeals parts of Obamacare, including a tax on medical devices, and eliminates mandates for individuals and large employers to buy health insurance.”
Klobuchar and Franken? Democrats, anti gun in spite of their pandering to Minnesota Gun Owners, notably hunters.
Some people just need a chance…
A security guard employed by cash vault and transport company Garda stole $100,000 in cash in his first day on the job, police in New Jersey say.
Fairfield police say 19-year-old Larry Brooks was caught on the company’s surveillance cameras stealing $100,000 while working.
The company’s security officers were able to recover about $86,000 from a car parked in Elizabeth, where Brooks lives, before the company contacted police.
Brooks was arrested on a charge of second-degree theft, then released on his own recognizance.
As I noted in my last post on apprenticeship as a path into the private citizen firearms training community, Gunsite Academy calls its apprentice instructors “Provosts,” following the founder, Col. Jeff Cooper.
The term “provost” here is curious – but significant — because the most common use of the term, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is “A person who is set or placed over others.” For example, a top academic administrator in a university (my boss’s boss’s boss here at Wake Forest) or head of certain religious communities.
Georgia Tech Provost in full academic regalia from http://www.news.gatech.edu/features/breaking-down-cap-and-gown
Even the more general use, “any person appointed to preside or superintend something,” does not seem to fit Cooper’s usage.
Only the 7th and final definition in the OED – “An assistant fencing-master” – suggests what Cooper was up to.
The contemporary reader will likely associate “fencing” with sword play…
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“It was a bold jail break that could have been right out of a Hollywood movie.”
Newly released footage shows the moment that police killed 27-year-old Antoquan T. Watson during a dramatic shootout. Watson had led police on a dangerous chase that ended with him leaving his vehicle and pointing a gun at responding officers. He was shot 45 times, and the officers were found not guilty of any wrongdoing.
Yes Honey, I know we are trying to save money.
Yes Honey, I know I have a lot of revolvers already.
To be honest that was how the conversation went in my head. The actual conversation was more like, “Hey babe, I know we are trying to save some money but I saw a great deal on a revolver. I think it would be a good investment since I could flip it pretty quickly for a couple of hundred buck profit but if we hang on to it for a while it will probably be worth even more.”
You see, I am truly a blessed man and my greatest blessing is Wonderful Wife. I don’t know if I would qualify this purchase as a blessing but I did get something I have been wanting for quite a while, for a good price.
Weighing in at less than 14…
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A Modern Crime Novelette
D.E.A. Safehouse, Nuevo-Laredo
Reyes sat up in the bed. He was breathing easier now. The Doctor had given him some pills and put him on oxygen. There was a gentle knock at the door and Agent Kessler of the D.E.A walked in. Reyes felt his face get hot. “You guys should know better than to rough up a fifty-year old man like that, Jesus on the Cross!” Kessler took a chair by the bed and sat down “We are sorry Captain Reyes, we truly are, but it was necessary to make your men believe the cartel had snatched you to maintain your cover” Reyes smirked. “Hell, as good as your guys are, they should go work for the damn cartel!” Kessler laughed at the comment and started sifting through some photos and papers in a folder he was holding. “I have been thinking. How…
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By Harold F. Callahan*
It’s one of the features of my profession. If like me, you’re a policeman, you have to understand that at social occasions you will be introduced as such every bloody time. Another attribute is that even when off-duty, with a cooler box in my hand and a Chesterfield in my mouth, I’ll also get the standard, “Watch out, here come the cops!” Like it was funny for the first 18 years I heard it. Usually at these sociable events, someone always comes up to me and asks some police-related question. Some are statements like “Hay craam us laak aat aff kontrol hay!” or similar enquiries of varying degrees of irritation due to misbeliefs, sheer ignorance, or sometimes because they have nothing better to say than repeating some random rumour. This blog post (or else you wouldn’t be reading it, I’m not that entertaining)…
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“Two and a half years after his death, the miracle of science has made slain NYPD Detective Wenjian Liu a father.”
“Sliwa, who is head of the Reform Party, was arrested trying to serve legal papers to Mayor Bill de Blasio.”
That use social media as a weapon to attack, harass and threaten others..
Should be hunted down themselves…
“Rural kids and parents angry about Labor Dept. Regs banning farm chores” was a news headline a few years ago.
I hope the Trump Administration will take a deep look into how the DOL and other agencies have systematically worked to destroy family farms in America. As if battling the weather, unpredictable prices, insects, blight, labor shortages, equipment failures, water shortages, crop failures and swings in fuel prices are not enough, farm families never know when a bus load of DOL inspectors will descend on them like a swarm of locusts.
In the 1930’s, the United States was home to 6.3 million farms; today, there are approximately 2 million, and fewer every day. The average age of today’s farmer or rancher is 60 years old and many give up as their children have no interest in taking on the hard work and low pay or in many instances, no pay…
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“Mourners will gather for the funeral of 20-year-old Cpl. Dan Baldassare at Colts Neck High School’s football field.”
TALLAHASSEE — Florida has fast-tracked concealed-weapons licenses to 82,000 military members and honorably discharged veterans since terror-related shootings at a pair of military installations in Tennessee two years ago.State Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, who along with Gov. Rick Scott helped expedite the permitting process as part of the state’s reaction to the shootings in Chattanooga, Tennessee, made an appearance Tuesday to discuss the effort, which has played a part in
While I’m at it with the media, I thought I would post comments on American gun culture I shared recently with a journalist from at the French daily newspaper Le Monde. The comments offer a summarize of some of my overarching views of American gun culture, for what they are worth. They are what I would tell anyone wondering about the place of guns in American society.
The journalist wrote me by email to say she is “writing an article regarding gun control and its’ role in American culture. I am looking specifically at the news bills, including HR 38 [national concealed carry reciprocity], introduced in the Senate after the Scalise shooting.” She posed two different questions:
- As an expert in the field, I was looking to get your perspective on why Americans, across party lines, hold onto the Second Amendment so adamantly despite ongoing shootings.
- From a…
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“Nineteen-year-old Dennis Ofuoma of the Bronx walked out of the Brooklyn Special Victims Unit after his arrest Monday.”
“Police say they’ve arrested the man who allegedly tried to rape four women within four hours earlier this month in Brooklyn.”
Collared the rat bastard.
“A fishing crew reeled in a 926-pound Mako shark over the weekend, and New Jersey officials say it’s the biggest shark catch in the state’s history.”
Mako Shark = “Sea Scallop”
Bo Randall made two knives for me. I loved them. Right after the flood of 2012, they went “missing”, until my wife said she threw them out because there was “rust” on them. (I’m still sick over it.)
I have to take a break from my series of posts on the civilian gun training industry to address some blowback I received for comments I made that were printed in a story about road rage and guns in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Back in February (5 months ago), I had a fairly lengthy and interesting conversation with a reporter for the Star-Telegam, Jeff Caplan, who was working on a story inspired by a homicide in a Kroger grocery store parking lot during an argument over a ding in a car door.
He wanted my perspective on how this event fit into broader changes in American gun culture, especially increases in legal gun carrying made possible by changes in concealed carry permitting laws.
Nothing came of that conversation until recently when Caplan contacted me again and said his story had been back-burnered but was revived by a some recent…
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“The coffin bearing the body of 20-year-old Cpl. Dan Baldassare left Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Monday.”
One final thought on Tom Givens’s Rangemaster Instructor Development and Certification course before I move on to considering apprenticeship, credentials, and branding in the private citizen gun training industry.
Listening to the Primary & Secondary ModCast #93 on how to find an instructor, the Rangemaster course was singled out as a high quality instructor certification course for those working in the private sector. The credit given to this course by the P&S podcasters (who spent a lot of time critiquing other firearms instructor certifications) is interesting because Givens himself doesn’t take alot of credit for what he teaching. In fact, at the outset of his course he makes clear that “much of what is taught in gun training is not novel.”
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An excellent piece of writing by Phumlani Majozi regarding the farcical narrative that tighter gun control is needed to reduce violence in South Africa. The piece was originally published in City Press. Please follow the link to his blog below and give it a read.
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“The NYPD has released new video of a man investigators say sexually assaulted four women within a span of four hours in Brooklyn.”
Aside from street fighting, when I was a kid, the parish priests taught us how to box. Then in high school, we put on headgear, the waist protector, mouthguard, and big 16 ounce powder puff gloves, that felt like it weighed a ton after a couple of minutes. It taught to keep your fists up, chin tucked, and elbows guarding the ribs. Great fun and toughens up, kids.
In my previous two posts, I have (1) considered non-governmental certification of instructors as an option to provide consumers of civilian gun training with information about the quality of services they are purchasing, and (2) looked at Tom Givens’s Rangemaster Firearms Instructor Development and Certification course as an example.
In my last post I looked at theinstructor development side of the course. In this post, I discuss the certification side.
Everyone who attends this course has the opportunity for development, whether as an instructor or just as a shooter. Indeed, as noted previously, there were a few students in the course who were more interested in developing their shooting skills than their instructing skills.
Only a person who passes a 3 pronged test, however, gets the Rangemaster certification that s/he:
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Periodically, I receive an email or question, that asks the same thing concerning some matters of posting on this blog. The answer has been posted before however I believe it needs to be stated once more. Hopefully this will help the readers.
My main blog, brittius.wordpress.com, has been running since 2010 with a prior blog on another platform a year before that, so it is since 2009, that I am blogging. I retired in 1998. My kids wanted me to learn computers, which I failed at, and started me off blogging. Before that, it was strictly License & Warrants, or a closed PC system that I knew. The main blog, was suspended for one year until Wp asked for a $99.99 renewal and told them to go scratch their ass. Then I was told the blog was suspended “in error”, but RiflemanIIIJournal, was operational. Now I was up to two blogs. I do not get paid for anything and I will not accept any payment, or fees, or clicks, or advertisements (I don’t stick any of those in and if you see any, it is from Wp, and not myself). While the former president was out destroying the Bill of Rights, I started poking around the dark web, but never got into anything below the surface web, because I simply lack skills, to navigate around, and if talk of closing conservative blogs ever was to become reality, I had to keep looking. A friend in Great Britain helped me out, by extending courtesy to blog on one of his platforms. Now, I had three blogs to tend to. I always am grateful to the kindness of Ace News Group (UK).
I post many commentaries on numerous blog sites. Blogs that I re-post from, are blog that I trust, and they have an excellent track record. That is why I always encourage readers to visit those sites. They work hard to get their posts that are better than the MSM. Why do I re-post? I used to write in the first through fifth editions of the main blog, but there were hacking issues, and new editions to be developed. I realized that other bloggers, say things equal to myself, or better than myself, so there is little or no reason for me to add anything other than my investigative “Hmmm…”, that the reader will see regularly. I believe that I speak volumes by not saying a word. In fact, aside from the keyboard, I rarely speak several words a week.
I am trying to keep this blog for hunting and firearms related items. The crime posts, are because there are a few readers “On The Job”, and they have a dedicated interest in police work. They also need to be informed of matters when I believe it could be of officer survival concerns. I tried to soften my thinking, but when the rubber meets the road, no matter how long ago I retired, I am still a cop in my heart and in my soul. That will never change. The dynamics of police work, have changed, but the old dinosaur keeps going, and my old school way, remain unchanged. I have worn out a few pairs of shoes. I still have my call-box key. I still know how to put a spin on a nightstick. I still have a concern for the people in any given community.
I do not know how many readers I have accurately. A few on this blog, I had to block and throw out, because they were, what I believe to be, trolls. On my main blog, I gave the boot to about fifty, who were doing the same. Add both blog numbers, and I am actively reaching around 1,000 people. This is a bit of work, and a lot of hours. When I think of re-posts, I think of those working. Why? Because it reminds me of when I babysat a bullpen of 22 detectives. Everyone working. The phones constantly ringing. Paperwork a mile high on the desk. Instead of detectives, today, it’s bloggers. All doing a great job. I follow between 300 and 400 blogs, daily, and rotate blogs as needed when some blog falls off, or turns in a different direction. It’s their blog and they can do as they please. At times I am contacted by blogs not wanting to be associated and they may step off, or I will disconnect at their request. Some want more reader traffic, while others do not care for traffic or believe they are mainstream.
If the readers want more from blog posts, visit the main blog. I am far from perfect. At times I am flawed. There are 74,652,825 (as of this day) blogs in the Wp system. It’s a big blog world out there and I thank the readers.
When un-vetted aliens come to the US (or any other civilized nation) they bring the cultures which made their home countries third world hell-holes. But they bring more than that. The West pretty well wiped out a lot of diseases caused by poor hygiene and filth. Much like Marxism, the ‘immigrants’ are striving to make everyone equally miserable, sick, and filthy.
#parasite, #loan, #guarantors,
The Parasites of Western Economy, Part 4: Scammers who entrap acquaintants into beingguarantors for his loans.
In the Western societies, asset rich people are often preyed upon by scammers. After a family break up, an asset rich person may feel lonely and scammers will target him to befriend then to rob him of his assets.
1.The guarantors of a loans are usually set up to carry the loan burden of the actual borrowers.
2. The guarantors has been set up by the scammer/borrower and the crooked banker.
The scammer/borrower will not meet the loan repayment schedule. The crooked banker granted him the loan knowing that his mortgaged asset has very little value. The crooked banker C started issuing warrants of possession to liquidate the assets of the asset rich person R.
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“Isiah Shorter, 20, turned himself in Friday in connection with the July 11 incident.”
“Pick up the soap.”
“Authorities say 76-year-old Adele Padilla was discovered inside her home on Summer Avenue in Newark around 7 a.m.”
“Long Island could be in the crosshairs of the White House’s latest efforts to crack down on suspected teenage gang members who entered the country illegally.”
“Mayor Bill de Blasio is used to sparring with other political figures. But it was a potential face-off with a feisty 63-year-old mother from Queens that caused the mayor to flee.”
California is one of the most anti-gun states in America, and lately, the sheer volume of its gun restrictions are starting to resemble the massive, congested “left coast” state. California’s war against the Second Amendment, by passing countless laws, to make the lives of […]
“The decision comes after President Donald Trump named New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.”
“Isiah Shorter, the fourth suspect wanted in connection with the sexual assault of a woman who was attacked at gunpoint after leaving church in Queens, is in custody.”
“Pick up the soap”.
GunsAmerica posted a review of the new Colt Cobra a little while back and I have been meaning to share it with you:
It also includes a video version of the review if you prefer watching over reading:
While I really don’t think this should be called a Cobra, I am very excited for another player to be (back) in the revolver market. I also hope to be able to fondle one before too long. If money allows, I would like to add it to my collection because…well…I just want one.
Written by Ballistic Technician Duane Siercks
We all certainly remember how in the very recent past certain types of ammunition have been difficult to find. At times, it seemed almost impossible to get your hands on 22LR ammo. And you could forget about the 22 WMR. That was virtually impossible. But in the last few months we have begun to see the 22LR supplies being more visible. I had one of the fellow employees remark that he was able to walk into Wal-Mart and buy all the 22 ammo he wanted. I did get an e-mail notice from a major distributor concerning the 22 WMR ammo now being available in good quantities. They were also offering special prices on certain offerings as well.
We have also seen the availability on firearms becoming more steady. Prices have also backed up a little bit. For the most part, if there is a…
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Let’s not further burden the Second Amendment, by including anything that is not written into it.
Should people be trained? I would suggest under advisement, yes. But it is the decision of anyone opt or refrain. If in time subsequent to an armed encounter, there arises litigation and/or incarceration issues, the person either will have sufficient background or, face the music.
Due to my training and experience, the general public believes that I possess some higher level of knowledge, and what really happens is, that if you have extra knowledge, the defense attorneys come at you harder, therefore, go beyond what is considered reasonable and prudent, by taking classes aimed at courtroom testimony based upon actual cases that happened or happening.
Start playing the Devil’s Advocate. THINK. In court, attorneys know the answers, before they ask the questions.
The growing number of private citizens interested in the use of firearms for self-defense both fosters and is fostered by the rise of the civilian gun training (cottage) industry. The civilian firearms training industry helps to solve the problem of teaching individuals with little or no personal (e.g., family, military, or law-enforcement) background in firearms to use them effectively for self-defense, or to improve the skills of those that do have a background in firearms.
But the proliferation of civilian gun trainers in the 40 years since Col. Jeff Cooper taught his first open-enrollment American Pistol Institute classes at Gunsite Ranch in 1976 itself potentially creates new problems to be addressed. The most pressing of these is the issue of quality, both from the perspective of (some in) the industry and for (some) consumers.
In this series of posts, I have examined two different vehicles for quality assurance in…
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“Charges are pending against the 30-year-old man, who police said was taken into custody Thursday.”
PROBLEM: The identity of the suspect is not being released, and conceals something crucial.
“It all began around 1:30 a.m. as members of the Brooklyn North Gang Unit were on patrol in the area of St. Johns Place and Rochester Avenue in Crown Heights.”
Looks like an old .25 Raven, and could be one of the guns from my case when there was, in the 1990s a burglary in Bayonne, and BATF got in touch with me because I was recovering so many Raven .25 acp semi-autos. I was trying to backtrack the guns but they scattered all over. Now, that old looking Raven shows up.
“A teenager was out for a run in a Queens park when a stranger forced her to perform a sex act at knifepoint.”
By Craig Pedersen
While firearm ownership has never been a “right” in South Africa, thousands of citizens rely on their self defense weapons to protect themselves – perhaps not anymore according to a new act due to be passed before parliament OK stop. Yes, stop reading about here. Simmer down, it’s not true – but it could be!
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“A woman’s body was found wrapped in a blanket inside of her ex-husband’s business.”
By Publius Huldah
“If the central government has the authority to tell a state it must accept permits from all the other states, then it also has the authority to tell a state it may not accept a concealed permit from any other states. If the central government can do these things it can set up a national concealed carry permit scheme and in essence bring into existence a national arms registry. That is exactly where this is headed.” Attorney Richard D. Fry 1
Some are touting the federal Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (HR 38) as a bill which would expand our right to carry. But if you will walk with me for a few minutes, I’ll show you a better path to take.
Let us look at the applicable First Principles, to which I propose we return.
1. Gun control is not an enumerated power delegated…
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In my ongoing consideration of the rise of the civilian gun training industry, my last two posts considered the possibility of the professionalization – or at least the semi-professionalism – of firearms instructors as an occupational group.
As the path of professionalization seems unlikely, at least in the short run, other ways of regulating or organizing the industry can be explored. Here I consider occupational licensing.
According to labor economist Morris Kleiner, “Occupational licensing is defined as a process where entry into an occupation requires the permission of the government, and the state requires some demonstration of a minimum degree of competency” (p. 191).
Universally licensed occupations include dentists, lawyers, barbers, and cosmetologists. “To work in these occupations,” Kleiner notes, “all persons must have a license” (p. 194). 
Over the same time that unionization has declined in the United States, occupational licensing has increased. In…
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“In a statement late Wednesday, doctors reveal that McCain has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer.”
Met up with my friend Jared at the end of June to paddle on the Musconetcong River in New Jersey but low water levels changed our plans and so we decided to do some trout fishing, foraging and campfire cooking.
We lucked out with a Rainbow Trout, Milkweed Flowers, Monarda, Nodding Onion, Day Lilly, Wood Nettle, Elderberry Flowers, Bay Berry and a mix of wild fruits including raspberry, mulberry and strawberry.
It turned out to be a most delicious meal and a fun challenge to feed ourselves from the local landscape.
It’s hard to recognize any semblance to America in areas infested with libtards.
First, the man is the child’s grandfather, so he has rights to the child whereas the state has NONE.
Second, its none of ANYONE’S business what firearms he has at home, and it’s certainly not the business of some sniveling government dweeb…
A lawsuit filed in federal court on Monday alleges the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) violated the gun rights of foster parents.
Caseworkers from MDHHS and a county judge told William Johnson of Ontonagon, Mich., that he had to choose between his Second Amendment rights and fostering his grandson, according to a complaint filed with the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan. The 54-year-old Johnson is a retired, disabled Marine with a Michigan Concealed Pistol License. He and his wife were asked by the state of Michigan to…
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“A Brooklyn community is on edge as police search for a suspect wanted for four attempted rapes in four hours.”
Not to be disparaging, but we used to say, “Want to catch a nigger, use nigger bait”. What is needed is to put a beat up looking strung out appearing white woman on the street, and they will soon set the hook, and collar the perp.
I’m not a big fan of aftermarket magazines. Had too many fail. If the mag is short-loaded, maybe the springs won’t fail.
The the Range Report I posted last month (link) I shared my initial thoughts on the Glock 43 magazines from ETS.
The main selling point, for me, on these magazines is that they are designed to have a seven round capacity while still fitting flush in the firearm. At the range I was unable to fit seven rounds into either of the magazines. A quick call to ETS’ customer support line (very nice folks by the way) resulted in a suggestion to load the magazines and let them sit for a week or so. This would “loosen up” the springs an allow them to be loaded with the extra round.
As you can see, it worked.
The spring is now 100%, fully compressed. There is no more give AT ALL. So inserting a fully loaded…
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“The NYPD has been looking for a man they say assaulted two women within two hours in Brooklyn last week and now, he’s wanted for allegedly trying to rape another two would-be victims on the same night.”
“Northbound lanes of traffic remain closed in the area between exits 18B and 19 in Mamaroneck, where state police say they found a man who appeared to have been involved in a crash suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.”
Interesting. The day before, a taxi cab driver sustained a gunshot wound of mysterious origin, and now this. There could be something afoot.
“Authorities say the 23-year-old cab driver was driving on West Eckerson Road through Hillcrest when he was shot around 3 p.m. Monday.”
“Noreen Mulzac, 70, was found dead in the bedroom of her Flatlands 3rd Street home in Canarsie shortly before 2:30 p.m. Monday.”
With the exception of concealed carry instructors in certain states (like North Carolina), “civilian firearms instructor” as an occupation is unregulated by any local, state, or federal agency (that I am aware of – please correct me if I am wrong).
In such an environment, anyone can put up a shingle that says “I are a gun trainer,” to quote Ken Campbell, COO of Gunsite Academy.
As the gun training industry has grown over the past several decades, it is clear that many people are doing just that. Which raises the question, what is a “professional civilian firearms instructor”?
At its most basic level, if someone says they are a “professional [fill in the occupation],” they mean they do that job for money, as opposed to being an amateur or doing it as a hobby. For example, being a professional tennis player like Roger Federer as opposed to…
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- Benjamin Hooks, 24, is charged with holding a 19-year-old woman captive in the basement of a Milwaukee home during the fall of 2016
- Hooks allegedly forced her to wear a dog collar while she was blindfolded and raped by multiple men
- The victim told police she only had one to two meals a day and had to share them with a pit bull locked in the basement with her
- Woman said she managed to escape the brutality when Hooks had to leave the house to attend a court appearance
Benjamin Hooks, 24, is accused of forcing a 19-year-old woman to wear a dog collar while she was tied down, blindfolded and raped in a Milwaukee basement
A 19-year-old woman who was held captive in a dog cage in the basement of a Milwaukee home and forced to have sex with multiple men finally managed to escape when her alleged captor left to…
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“The fourth suspect wanted in the sexual assault of a woman who was attacked while leaving church in Queens has been identified.”
A Modern Crime Novelette
45 Miles South-East of Nuevo Laredo – Off Highway 2
They kept following the road for a few more miles as the little bird made wide circles around them.”That helo pilot is a real hot dog isn’t he?” Luis asked. “Oh yeah, that’s Jolt, he’s a certified retard.” Logan replied nonchalantly. Eventually the road ended into a large embankment of orange and white construction barriers. Luis had to laugh at the home-made sign hanging down. It was a line from Dante’s Inferno:
“CAMP INFERNO: ABANDON ALL HOPE YE WHO ENTER HERE”
As Luis got out of the vehicle he took stock of this “camp”which consisted of a few run down portable buildings, some honda generators, two huge above ground gas tanks and a water well. A make shift helipad had been constructed in the rear of the camp along with a shooting range and two-story shoot house…
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“The 36-year-old victim told police it happened just after midnight on Friday, on 124th Street and 89th Ave in Richmond Hill. She said two men, one carrying a gun, told her to get out of her car.”
I cannot get the video to embed
James 5:16 New Living Translation (NLT)
16 Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.
A powerful video is sweeping through Georgia right now after it surfaced earlier today. The video shows an Atlanta police officer who took her job to a whole new level and was caught praying over a child in the street.
This is video of officer Danielle Ognelodh praying over a child outside of Zone 1 in Bankhead.
Ognelodh said she was on duty when the boy came up to her and asked for prayer.
Someone then took out a cellphone and started recording.
Channel 2’s Audrey Washington spoke with Ognelodh about the moment the young boy approached her.
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H/T Bearing Arms.
Once again a citizen with a firearms saves an others life.
Earlier this month, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office in Florida responded to a call at approximately 4 a.m. of a suspicious person knocking on doors.
When deputies arrived on the scene, they found an 18-year-old who fit the description of the suspect. As deputies approached the condominium, they heard loud yelling and banging on the walls. Officers knocked on the door and announced their presence, at which time dispatchers alerted deputies to an armed individual.
The suspect, who was covered in blood, opened the door and began attacking deputies. The deputies attempted to use a taser gun to subdue the suspect. Eventually, he was taken into custody.
When deputies swept the apartment, they found 31-year-old Brittany Cheek and her 3-year-old child, locked in the bathroom.
According to Cheek, the suspect had attacked her neighbor, 52-year-old Susan Bass. Cheek grabbed her…
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New knife introduced by our friends at Gerber at Blade Show this year. Only 20 of thse were made at $500 each. It did go for a good cause though…The ATKI, American Knife and Tool Insitute. I posted this mainly to raise awareness of Gereber and also ATKI, who works constantly to protect and fight for our knife rights. Please support them if you care to and keep checking for more from Gerber.
“36-year-old Trooper Joel Davis was shot and killed Sunday night while responding to a call in Theresa, New York — a village about 90 miles north of Syracuse.”
“As CBS2’s Ali Bauman reported, within two hours Thursday morning the man allegedly followed two different victims into their apartment buildings. Both managed to fight him away, and now the NYPD wants him off the streets before he strikes again.”
Since I began hunting almost three years ago, I’ve come to recognize something special, different, about myself; not so much about me as a person, but a shift in my perspective and the way I view the environs surrounding me. Take this evening for instance; as the Flint Hills of Kansas comes off several days with a heat index over 100 (heat category 4), the evening sky is blanketed in grey storm clouds. The temperature has dipped to 80 degrees as thunderstorms move in. The wind whips the tree-tops like intoxicated dancers at a nightclub. I took my labbie-girl for a walk just a bit ago in order to take care of business, and as we strolled along the chain-link fence dividing the apartment complex from the woods beside Fort Riley I found my gaze staring off deep into the timbers, hoping to spy a whitetail deer. For just a…
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“Prosecutors filed the charges Friday against Cosmo DiNardo and Sean Kratz.”
This summer I began collecting data for the chapter of my book that will cover the civilian or private citizen gun training industry. My first stop was a Rangemaster Firearms Training Services instructor development and certification course conducted by Tom Givens.
When Givens became a professional defensive firearms instructor in the mid-1970s, he could count his peers on one hand: Col. Jeff Cooper, John Farnham, Chuck Taylor, Masaad Ayoob.
A decade later, a curious little book by “James L. Winter” (a pseudonym) called Shooting Schools: A Second Look (Personal Defense Foundation, 1985) opened by declaring:
…today shooters cannot thumb through the pages of almost any hunting or gun publication without coming across an ad for one of the new public schools (academies or institutes) which offer weapons training [to the general public] – and which have become the fastest growing phenomenon in 1980s gun circles. (p. 1)
The author analyzed…
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A Modern Crime Novelette
15 miles south of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
Logan Chandler sat in the back seat of a glossy black Cadillac Escalade parked on the shoulder of Highway 1. He was watching the wind whip up miniature dust devils in the dry flats on both sides of the highway. The scene took him back to his childhood growing up in rural West Texas. Him and his younger brother would sit on the back porch waiting for one to appear so they could go chase it.”The wind is a real bitch today.” Luis the new driver commented, snapping Logan out of his daydream. Logan looked up but did not say anything to the kid. He found people who felt the need to fill quiet, serene moments with useless chatter annoying as hell. Luis was the newest member of the crew, coming on-board after their old driver, Mike T…
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“Twenty-year-old Brandon Walker, 17-year-old Justin Williams and 19-year-old Julisses Ginel are charged for their alleged role in the attack Tuesday night, according to police.”
“A gas station clerk was beaten, dragged, and robbed while working alone in New Jersey.”
Written by Sierra Bullets Ballistic Technician Philip Mahin
Last time we spoke, I said I would give you an accuracy report from my Henry 45 Colt shooting our #8820 240 gr JHC Sports Master so here it is. As much as I try to keep the thing cool between shots, it does heat up after a 5 shot group. I have realized if I put the gun aside after every shot and let it cool back down to ambient temperature, it won’t open groups as bad. I could get three off before it ever got warm enough to make any difference but it is a hunting gun and I shouldn’t need more than the first one, right?
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“Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s conviction in a $5 million corruption case has been overturned.”
Complete BULLSHIT! Corruption in NYC, continues. Jewish Mafia.
“A woman was attacked after praying at a church in Queens, now cops are looking for a group of suspects.”
A workshop which produced 9mm submachine guns as well as presses used for production of ecstasy tablets raided in Sanata Catarina in June. Each weapon was sold on to criminal contacts for between 12 to 13,000 BRL ($4000 USD). The guns are constructed from steel tubing and operate in a simple open bolt, blowback manor and are provided with a folding wire stock. The magazines are also made from scratch.
Continuing on with my exploration of the Pew Research Center’s new report, America’s Complex Relationship with Guns, here I get closer to the heart of Gun Culture 2.0 — the new version of America’s historic gun culture, one now centered on armed self-defense and particularly concealed carry.
As I told the Pew Research Center staff during my consultation with them . . .
I think it is high time for someone to again ask a good question about people’s actual practices of gun carrying.
Although they restricted the respondents only to those who personally own handguns (72% of all gun owners, and 21% of all respondents to the survey), Pew finds that 57% of handgun owners “carry a handgun or pistol outside of their home” all of the time (11%), most of the time (15%), or some of the time (31%).
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Almost enough ammo.
There is no definitive list of items you should have, but it is important to review every list of preps so you can think again about what you already have and what you may need to add to that mountainous pile in the basement or back room.
“Four young men went missing in suburban Philadelphia last week, and now authorities in Bucks County, Pennsylvania say they have a person of interest in connection to their disappearance.”
Comb the place with GPR. Let cadaver dogs roam.
“Jeffrey Bernstein has been charged with three counts of stalking, three counts of endangering the welfare of a child and one count of public lewdness.”
Wyandanch = Black girls.
“Funeral arrangements are still being finalized for the New York state trooper who was fatally shot while responding to reports of gunfire at a home upstate.”
Continuing my series of looks at the Pew Research Center report, America’s Complex Relationship With Guns, an important question alongside the issue of the reason(s) people own guns is when and how people got into guns.
I am particularly interested in this question because of how late I got into guns myself, but it is of general interest in assessing the rise of Gun Culture 2.0.
The Gun Culture 2.0 hypothesis suggests an important driver of gun owning today is people who were not raised with guns. So, I suggested questions along these lines to the Pew Research Center.
How old were you when you acquired your first gun? What motivated your acquisition?
Although Pew did not ask what motivated people to acquire their first gun, they did ask, “At what age did you first get your OWN gun.” For those who say they currently or have ever owned…
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“The NYPD is circulating an urgent bulletin to all of its officers, warning them of 29-year-old Kurdel Emmanuel.”
Earl Shipman is a true patriot.
BARRINGTON — When a Marine sniper squad experienced malfunctioning equipment just days before deploying to the Middle East, Capt. Devon St. Cyr knew exactly where to turn.
St. Cyr, of the First Battalion, Fifth Marine Regiment, used to work at Renaissance Firearms before joining the Marines. His Marine Expeditionary Unit has been training for deployment for about a year, he said, when the snipers recently ran into trouble with malfunctioning equipment.
“Due to the time condensed environment we’re dealing with, we were having some issues finding replacements,” St. Cyr said on Wednesday, a day before deploying for seven months to the Pacific and the Middle East.
St. Cyr, of Gilmanton, said he called Ernie Shipman, owner of Renaissance Firearms in Barrington.
“Without batting an eye, they sent us a big box full of equipment,” St. Cyr said. “We gave it to the…
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Ultimately, we as 2A supporters will WIN!
The cited Stanford study is flawed and there is great data to refute and challenge that data. Gun Control advocates continue to mis-use the statistics including suicides and self inflicted gun deaths to skew the numbers.
More & more Americans are waking up to the reality that a gun can & will save there life, especially now as they watch police officers across the country being shot & killed execution style and increased incidents of terror attacks here in America.
The last thing Americans want is to be dis-armed and we won’t stand for further restrictions by a government whose ability to block & restrict peoples rights is DENIED in…
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“According to the FBI, 34-year-old Ikaika Erik Kang allegedly attempted to provide military documents, and training, to ISIS.”
On June 22nd, while I was deeply immersed in my observations of a 250 Defensive Pistol course at Gunsite Academy, the Pew Research Center released a research report called America’s Complex Relationship with Guns.
I was particularly interested in the report because back in February I consulted with the Pew Research Center team about my views of gun culture today and what questions a survey about guns ought to ask.
Now that I have finally had time to look at the report, I am pleased to see my consultation was acknowledged in the final report (p. 73) and at least some of my advice was taken. (Or seems to have been. Obviously just because Pew asked a question does not mean they asked it only because I suggested it.)
In my post about speaking with the Pew Research Center team a few…
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“A man tried to take a police officer’s gun from her holster at a Brooklyn stationhouse this weekend, the NYPD said.”
He wants to be a Cop Fighter. Hmmm…
We’ve all been there. It is a Saturday night after a long and overdemanding week. You just want to relax next to a braai fire, probably with a cold beverage while you watch somebody inepter than you burn the meat. Maybe there’s some good music playing too, like Eagles of Death Metal, Dire Straits, or TaySway (don’t judge me). Then that one guy pipes up and starts talking about guns. He’ll probably be guilty of at least one of the below. Just one, if you’re lucky
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Guess I’m too old school. I would have opted for either the .45 acp+P, or, .357 as an alternative.