Federal Judge Stays California Confiscation of Magazines Holding More than 10 Rounds

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By Jim Campbell

August 31, 2017

This confiscation, even beyond Second Amendment concerns, amounts to an unconstitutional taking of personal property.

I can’t believe I missed this one.

I may have been cleaning my .50 cal machines or waxing my M1-A-Abrahams tank.

If an intruder can get past my claymore mines, he or they will be greeted by this, with the cannon pointing through the front door.

This confiscation, even beyond Second Amendment concerns, amounts to an unconstitutional taking of personal property.

If they still had them after July 1, they’d be guilty of “a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100) per large-capacity magazine, by imprisonment in a county jail not to exceed one year, or by both that fine and imprisonment.”

(Active or former law enforcement officers, as is so often the case, would be exempt from the law.)

Sorry about that anti-gunners…

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Is Your Go-Bag Good-to-Go?

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By Craig Pedersen

If you haven’t head of a “go bag” I’d be surprised. Most who have been around EDC circles for some time are quite familiar with the concept.

Anyone who has worked standby shifts or reaction units will immediately appreciate the importance of a go-bag. For years I’ve lived with a go-bag within easy reach. My girlfriend and even my kids know what it is and where to find it. Often enough they’ve had to pick it up from the study and bring it out to me as I’ve done a drive past to collect it.

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Referendum Seeks to Repeal Oregon’s Due Process-Gutting Gun Ban

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This is not supposed to happen in America and it’s in direct conflict with the oath everyone behind it took. (Repeal719.com)

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“I know that many in Oregon are VERY upset that SB 719 passed,” Republican State Representative Bill Post announced Thursday. “Therefore a group of us are working to repeal it via the ballot. We need your help.”

SB 719? That’s a new edict that specifies:

“A law enforcement officer or a family or household member of a person may file a petition requesting that the court issue an extreme risk protection order enjoining the person from having in the person’s custody or control, owning, purchasing, possessing or receiving, or attempting to purchase or receive, a deadly weapon.”

Without even being charged with a crime, let alone convicted… Think of the potential incentives for abuse. And then think of the expense it would take for someone…

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Friday Fundamentals – Ball and Dummy

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What is ball and dummy?

Sometimes, we instructors take our subject matter knowledge for granted. A friend posted that she was pulling a few of her shots low and left. She’s right handed. My reply was ‘ball and dummy.’ She then asked me what that meant.

Ball and dummy means interspersing dummy (inert) ammunition among your live ammunition during a practice session. It’s a key training tool at the elite Rogers Shooting School. The dummies can be random, e.g., three or four dummies in a 15-17 round magazine. They can also be alternating; i.e., live, dummy, live, dummy, live, dummy, etc. for the entire magazine.

The purpose of ball and dummy is to watch the sights when the dummy round is clicked on to learn how smoothly, or not, you are pressing the trigger. Ball and dummy for marksmanship training is NOT the same as an Immediate Action Drill…

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What is the Difference between Training and Practice?

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By Richard Best

If you have spent any time online reading about firearm ownership, self-defence applications pertaining to guns, or sport shooting you will certainly have seen a lot of emphasis placed on getting proper training initially, and about periodic recurrent training. At the very least you will be encouraged to practice the skills you learnt in training. So what is the difference between training and practice, and why are they important?

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Sen. Warren Commits to Pushing More Gun Bans

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Sen. Warren Commits to Pushing More Gun Bans

From coast-to-coast, gun haters are doubling down in an effort to ban — and even confiscate — firearms.

In Oregon, the Democrat Governor signed a gun confiscation bill into law in July.

As explained to me by Kevin Starrett of the Oregon Firearms Federation, “SB 719 calls for the forced confiscation of property by the police without any due process or accusation — let alone any conviction of a crime. Plus, it allows people with no mental health credentials to make assessments of a gun owner’s state of mind, while allowing people with no mental health credentials (judges) to punish people they have never met or spoken to.

“Not only that, the law actually allows a judge to order a confiscation of firearms based on nothing more than the fact that the person lawfully purchased a firearm in the last 6 months.”

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CBS NewYork | Family Surrenders Illegally Bought Wolf After Animal Becomes Aggressive

“Wild animals are for sale on the black market, and hundreds of people in the New York area buy them over the internet, drive out of state to pick them up, and illegally raise them as domestic pets.”

Source: Family Surrenders Illegally Bought Wolf After Animal Becomes Aggressive

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Warning Shots: Fire Them At Your Own Peril

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By Harold F. Callahan

“Sarge”, the Constable began, “you wont believe this haas (civilian) I was talking to.” I remember looking up, hoping upon hope this might be slightly more interesting than checking the charge office registers at 3am. “What?” I offered a bit more excited than I felt. This response seemed to offer the young man more enthusiasm for his story than I intended.

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Adding Longitude and Latitude Lines to a map

Grids give coordinates for many different things, such as pinpoint artillery. The rule of thumb, is to “Read Right Up”. Start from the left, work to the right, then go up.

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by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia).

#find North, #GPS, #navigation, #off grid, #adding, #longitude, #latitude, #coordinate, #lines, #map,

Adding Longitude and Latitude Lines to a map.

Locating where you are using the internet is great but there are times when you have no mean to connect to the internet and you have to use GPS for positioning without any assistance via the internet. Such a situation may arise when you have no internet coverage or when going hiking.

If you want to use your GPS off-grid with any map,you need to draw on top of the map an accurate system of regularly spaced longitude and latitude coordinate lines.

This posting shows how to add the lines.

1.Making a map graduated with Longitude and Latitude Lines.

1. Choose a map with your required resolution and range. The resolution differs for different application: For city street maps resolution should be better…

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FAQ: New Sierra Bullets Ownership By Clarus

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As many of you have recently learned, Sierra Bullets has been acquired by the Clarus Corporation (NASDAQ: CLAR). We are excited for this opportunity to expand the great service and top quality products we offer to you moving forward.

Prior owners, BHH Management, acquired Sierra Bullets in 1969 from the founding partners and owned the company for almost 50 years. In the twilight of their careers, BHH Management set out to find new owners who could be diligent stewards for another 50 years and beyond. Clarus Corporation’s matching organizational values and intense focus on quality made this an easy decision for them.

The leadership behind Clarus Corporation have a rich heritage in the sporting market, which is what attracted them to Sierra Bullets. Their other companies such as Safariland Group, Black Diamond, and Pieps demonstrate their commitment to the outdoor industry. Many of you will be very familiar…

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Say Hello To My Little Friend (Part 2: Range Report)

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I guess I should have said range reports in the title since I have been to the range a couple of times already…

Range Report 1

I was able to sneak away for a quick range trip while Wonderful Wife was taking a nap. I was back at the house a bit more quickly than I had expected though.

My first test was with the 7.5 inch 5.56 upper. I have had this little fire-breather and I know it works. It’s just really loud and obnoxious. The first round chambered properly and fired as expected. The second round chambered but the trigger was dead. I ejected the round manually and the next round fired but the subsequent round did not.

I switched to the 10.5 inch 300 Blackout upper and the results were the same with both subsonic and supersonic rounds. Just to be thorough I even tried swapping…

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The Constitution is Negative Not Positive So You Cannot Waive Any Rights

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The greatest constitutional scam that the Judiciary and the Department of Justice have been doing for decades,  is they constantly rule against people claiming that they waived their rights under the Constitution. What judges have done is turned the Constitution on its head changing it from a restraint upon government to a positive right you can waive and thus the government has no restraint whatsoever. You might as well waive your right to life under the way courts accept waiving rights. This is completely ILLEGAL and you cannot possibly waive any right whatsoever for that is handing you the power to change the Constitution amounting to a constructive amendment for each and every case. That means the Constitution really no longer exists in the hands of judges for a defendant has the same power as James Madison…

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Will Car Control Be The New Gun Control?

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We are repeatedly told by politicians and mainstream media talking-heads that regulation and prohibition of civilian firearm ownership will make societies safer. Their well-groomed heads nod sagely as they point to the bastions of gun control for supporting evidence: the United Kingdom, Australia, and Western Europe.

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GA | 9 Critical Concealed Carry Lessons: Ep. 7 Truck Guns

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There are things to be aware of, such as vehicle security. State laws may also apply to firearms within a motor vehicle. Reasonable and prudent utilization of deadly physical force within guidelines of the law, are another consideration, and an attitude of recklessness is a surefire way to get convicted. Be careful.

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Finding North with a lensatic compass

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by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia).

#find North, #finding North, #compass, #lensatic, #magnetic, #true North.

A magnetic compass uses the local magnetic field generated by the rotating core of the earth to give the rotational axis of the earth. The two directions are reasonably close.

The magnetic compass is a secondary directional instrument to people who can observe celestial bodies for navigation but is a primary practical directional instrument to people who cannot observe any Celestial body. (Gyro-compasses are too expensive for most people).

1. Basic operation (working with Magnetic and True Norths).

Magnetic Declination

Figure: True North, Magnetic North and Magnetic Deviation.

Obtain the magnetic deviation for your area. This deviation is commonly between (-45) degrees and +45 degrees and it slowly changes to a new value every year. The deviation is obtainable from the internet or by the method given in reference [2]. Positive magnetic declination means the Magnetic North is on…

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Owning a Gun in Germany: What it Takes

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Gun control legislation in Germany is a quagmire of bureaucratic red tape layered with tiers upon tiers of compliance requirements. Theunis Pretorius is a South African residing in Germany on a permanent basis, and he has recently gone through the arduous process of obtaining his first licenced firearms there. Here he tells us a little about his experience, and what he learned from the process.


By Theunis Pretorius

The ship for unrestricted firearm ownership has sailed, and there is no way of turning it around. It seems foolish to even want to try when we consider that there are restrictive laws for everything else in our daily existence. You can’t drive a truck unless you have the appropriate code on your driver’s license, neither can you add extra floors, rooms etc. to your property without first getting permission from the relevant municipal authorities.

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‘AMT Miami USA MAC-11’

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An illict workshop made submachine gun seized in high numbers across multiple states in Brazil. Due to the bolt not wrapping around the barrel most of the weight is focused at the rear, with excessive muzzle-rise to be expected. In recent months seizures of cheaper, more crudely made submachine guns have overtaken higher quality examples such as this.

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The Buck 110

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By Steve Hanner

So much has been written about the incredible long run of a knife called 110, I hardly know where to begin. The Buck 110 has been around for over 50 years and over that time has pretty much stayed the same. Recently there has been an offering of an automatic version and even numerous “custom” or personalized versions offered by the company. But, this review focuses on the purest version of the classic.

There is this description from the Buck site:

The 110 Folding Hunter is a classic and traditional favorite! Buck’s Folding Hunter was created in 1963 when Al Buck decided that a revolutionary lockblade knife was needed by outdoorsmen who wanted a sturdy knife but did not want to carry a long fixed-blade knife. He was right and the result proved to be the key to the company’s future. The challenge was to combine the…

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Are You Fit Enough To Fight For Your Life?

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By Rouen Heiberg

How prepared are you to fight?

Right now, if you were stuck at this very moment in the local mall with an active robbery or shooting in progress…can you run away? Can you run up that flight of stairs next to the escalator? Can you do that carrying your 3-year-old daughter and pulling your 5-year-old son?

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Army Black Hawk helicopter with 5 on board crashes off Kaena Point Hawaii

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They must train daily to fly combat missions.

The fate of the pilots and crew are yet unknown.

Loss of life in the military is always tragic, loss during training, the worst!

Lt. Col. Curtis Kellogg, thespokesman of the 25th Infantry Division, said two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade were involved in a routine night training mission Tuesday night off of Kaena Point when the second helicopter lost radio and visual contact with the first helicopter.

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By Rosemarie Bernardo and Dan Nakaso

August 16, 2017

Four Honolulu Fire Department units, their trucks parked at Haleiwa Boat Harbor, assisted in the search for missing crew members of a downed Army Black Hawk helicopter this morning.

Honolulu Fire spokesman Capt. David Jenkins said firefighters on a rescue boat are currently working with the Army to recover debris after fire rescue crews reported spotting…

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Freeze Dried Pantry: Part 3 (Overview)

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As I mentioned in Part One of this series Thrive, or, more accurately Thrive Life, markets their freeze dried foods as being more Convenient, Healthy, Cost Efficient, Tasty, Long Lasting, High Quality and Versatile.

To be honest, my primary interest, at least at first, was to find some long lasting additions to our food storage plans to supplement the staples of beans and rice and this is an excellent product for doing just that. It lasts a long time and is pretty tasty.

We also found value in these products from a daily perspective and use them on a daily basis. It is easy to have plenty of fruits, veggies and meats on hand that we don’t have to worry about spoiling if they are not used quickly. Re-hydrating the ingredients for a meal is quick and easy and reduces the amount of “prep time” for a home cooked meal…

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Stossel: NYC Government Traumatizes Gun Owners

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If you have a gun, don’t fly out of New York with it! Almost every week, New York City arrests someone who brings a gun to the airport–even when the person has a gun license from their state, notifies authorities about the gun and follows TSA procedures for flying with it. John Stossel interviews people who were arrested and confronts the assistant district attorney who prosecutes them.

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Vietnamese Sour Soup of Minty Indian Taro (Canh chua bạc hà)

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by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia).

#Canh chua. #Bac Ha, #Canh chua Bac Ha, #Indian taro, #Minty taro, #Colocasia gigantea, #sour soup.

1. Vietnamese Sour Soup of Minty (Indian) Taro.

Figure: Sour soup of Minty Indian Taro (Vietnamese Canh chua bạc hà) in 200 ml bowl.

Figure 2: Sour soup of Minty Indian Taro (VietnameseCanh chua bạc hà) in 200 ml bowl.

Called Canh chua Bac Ha in Vietnamese.

Figure 3: Soup of Bean Shoots in Minty Indian taro.

Sour soup of Minty (Indian) Taro (Vietnamese canh chua bạc hà)is quite tasty, healthy and nutritious.

It is prepared by boilingthe stalks of the plant Colocasia gigantea (also called giant elephant ear or Indian taro) with other herbs until they soften and the water becomes tasty and sour (acidic). It is obvious that no copper should come into contact with it.
Colocasia gigantea (also called giant elephant ear or…

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2nd Amendment Foundation Issues Travel Advisory: Your Gun Rights Are No Good in California – Breitbart

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Second Amendment Foundation warns American gun owners to avoid California unless they are willing to enter the state disarmed or risk jail.

Source: 2nd Amendment Foundation Issues Travel Advisory: Your Gun Rights Are No Good in California – Breitbart

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Gun Rights and Foster Care Restrictions Collide in Michigan – The New York Times

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There is NEVER a time when ANY States laws should override or subvert an American’s constitutional right!  Michigan is outta Control!!  The states laws or policies or biases can’t take precedence here!

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How to Present Your Firearm at a Roadblock (and not get shot)

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By Harold F.Callahan

I left quite a bit of blood and sweat at Verdrag. Some skin too. Our instructors were hard faced men who constantly told us that if we stuffed up at the wrong time, we were dead. We were indoctrinated with the legend of Warrant Officer Solly Bredenhann.

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Barack Obama knew about Russia hacking attempts since 2014 and did nothing because he feared retribution

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  We have known through previous reports that Barack Obama knew Russia was trying to interfere in the 2016 election and did nothing to stop it but now we are learning he knew about Russia’s meddling as early as 2014. Here is more:

The Obama administration as early as 2014 received several warnings that Moscow was intensifying its intelligence operations to disrupt the U.S. political system and other Western democracies, Politico reported Monday, citing more than half a dozen current and former officials. The NSC, intelligence agencies, and the State Department received reports of Russia stepping up its operations after the Kremlin’s cyber attack against Ukrainian election systems in 2014.

  Why with this knowledge was Barack Obama not concerned with the attack on democracy the Russians posed? The answer is apparently two-fold: he did not think the Russians could influence the outcome of an election and he was afraid…

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CBS NewYork | NYPD: Gun Battle Breaks Out During Brooklyn Gas Station Robbery, Owner Wounded

“A gun battle broke in Brooklyn Monday afternoon, when thieves tried to hold up a gas station owned by a retired correction officer who ended up being wounded.”

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Florida: CCW Permit Holder Stops Man on Stabbing Rampage…

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SEMINOLE, FL — Two good Samaritans suffered stab wounds on Sunday when they tried to come to a woman’s aid in a Publix parking lot in Seminole. That’s when Pinellas County deputies say a third good Samaritan with a gun stepped in and put an end to the struggle without firing a shot.

According to the sheriff’s office, the unusual string of events began to unfold around 12:40 p.m. Aug. 6 in the Publix parking lot at 7880 113th St. Rossana Lynn, 44, was sitting in her 2010 Toyota Highlander when Bobby Martin Watson, 49, of St. Petersburg (Pictured in our feature photo) is accused of walking up to her vehicle, opening the door and trying to reach for her purse.

Lynn struggled with Watson and was subsequently stabbed in the abdomen and left thigh, an email from the sheriff’s office said. Watson, the sheriff’s office said, took…

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What Did You Prep This Week?

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There not much point categorizing my efforts for this week. I just didn’t get that much done.

Our monthly order of Thrive dehydrated foods arrived. This month we added #10 cans of Seasoned Chicken Slices and Red Bell Peppers. We also ordered a pantry can of potato chunks to try out.

We also restocked our emergency pantry with canned and dried goods from the grocery store and rotated some items from the emergency pantry to the regular pantry.

I also bought some ammunition. Remington is offering a rebate of $5 per box of their CoreLokt brand of ammunition so I picked up a couple of boxes of 150 grain .308 ammunition. We’ll see how the little Ruger likes it as soon as I can get out to the range. I also picked up two boxes of 300 Blackout ammunition; one subsonic and the other supersonic to test out my new…

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How Accurate is the 7.62×39 Russian?

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Written by Ballistic Technician Gary Prisendorf

When someone mentions the 7.62×39 Russian cartridge, accurate isn’t usually a word that comes to mind.

The cartridge itself is capable of decent accuracy, the problem lies with the type of firearms usually chambered for the cartridge are not usually designed to be tack drivers.

We are all familiar with the SKS and AK rifles that are rugged and reliable, but we feel lucky when we can hold a 3 inch group at 100 yards.

Around ten years ago, I bought a CZ527M chambered in 7.62×39, just to see how accurate the little round can be.

I played with it some and the little carbine usually averaged around 1.5” groups at 100 yards.

A couple of weeks ago I decided to actually attempt to tune a load for my little CZ, and see what it was capable of.

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Why Firearm Ownership in South Africa is Important

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One of the most fiercely-debated issues across societies is the one pertaining to civilian firearm ownership. There are few civil rights discussions quite as polarizing, and the legislative responses of nations to the question of civilian gun ownership varies broadly. This makes it incredibly difficult to separate fact from fiction, and so-doing present an accurate portrayal of the matter to people who find themselves sitting very much on the fence.

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It Doesn’t Matter if Your Defensive Gun is Ugly as All Heck

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By Phillip Marais

Self-defence guns. Like insurance, it’s one of those things that we buy and hope to never be forced to use. The mere fact that we feel it necessary to have to carry one of them on our person speaks volumes about the violent crime rate in the country. I made the choice that I will be armed some time after an armed-robbery at home. My father managed to repel the two armed attackers through decisive, violent, speedy action, using only a plastic baton, while they were armed with what I later identified as Beretta 92-type pistols. It became clear to me then that we need not be victims. I bought and licenced a handgun. And it is ugly.

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The Time We Spend

Here we are, in the throes of summer.  Man, has it been busy.  Between the garden and fixing up the old farm house, I haven’t had many spare minutes.  When I do, we head to the beach.  Colorado gave me the mountains, but robbed me of the ocean.  I have to say that I prefer the latter of the two.

I beach comb while the kids are in the water.  In the winter, they wander the beach with me.  The beach in the winter sometimes reminds me of the Cormac McCarthy book, The Road.  Lonely.  Desolate.  Still pretty awesome, though.

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I find a lot of wood.  Take a state with a working coastline, and it’s no shock that the weather beaten remnants of dock structures wash up on shore from time to time.  We’ve scavenged from Belfast to Old Orchard.  The treasures on every beach are different.

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I’ve been…

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Does Your Training Methodology Define You?

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Gunservant turns 3-years-old today, and it is fitting that Bryan (a regular and valued contributor) decided to write a piece that is slightly more philosophical than usual for the occasion. I hope you find his discussion invaluable, and potentially life-saving. -Ed


By Bryan Mennie

I want to blend practicality with philosophy. Regular readers of this blog might forgive me this indulgence, especially since I believe it will cover an important gap in what we commonly refer to as our training or preparedness matrix, or whatever terminology we want to use to describe that we wish to take seriously as the requirement to protect ourselves and those whom we love.

Now in essence it is precisely this concept of self-definition that causes us, unwittingly, to minimize ourselves (and pigeon hole ourselves), or manipulating the structure of our lives and our efforts to meet the definitions of others.

Let me explain. When…

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The Second Amendment has won (again) in Washington. So why won’t the Supreme Court fully enforce it? | Fox News

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Law professor weighs in on SAGA legislation | WGRZ.com

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Republican Congressman Chris Collins has introduced the Second Amendment Guarantee Act – or SAGA.

It would limit the authority of states when it comes to regulating rifles and shotguns.

Source: Law professor weighs in on SAGA legislation | WGRZ.com

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GunsAmerica | Clay Martin: Nine Critical Concealed Carry Lessons: Ep. 5 Holster Selection & Where to Carry

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Brits Vs. Guns

I remember decades ago, reading when the British voted to give up their firearms. The Second World War was cited as the main reason, and people wanted no part of war, and wanted to forget and move on. They also said how nice it would before their children and generations to come, would live in a world without guns. It was also said that sporting arms, would not be hindered.
The world changed. Too many people misjudged Britain’s kindness for weakness, and a liberal society has nurtured the enemy of civilization. We read about it daily. Canada, Australia, New Zealand, too, most unfortunately, went anti-gun, when they should have gone, Iron Fist, against crime and terror.

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The British, to put it lightly, do not like guns. They don’t want guns. And, in all likelihood, they’re not going to change their minds on that point. Americans who are wondering if the Brits are on the verge of a sea change here should understand this: They’re not. Not even close. Culture matters, and the United Kingdom has shifted on this. In 1688, the right to bear arms was cherished; today, it is seen as a relic. Were a politician to run on the promise of liberalizing the gun laws, he would lose—badly. This is, to borrow a line from Monty Python, a dead parrot.

Source: America’s 1st Freedom | Brits Vs. Guns

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Got Sling?

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I got to know how to use a sling back in the day when I shot DCM matches with a Garand.  An extremely important accessory, and not just to hang your rifle on your shoulder.  This article is about single point slings, which I am not all that fond of.  I use a Viking 2 point that allows me to carry across my chest but is useful for shooting support also.  But for those single point attachment folks, here’s something to chew on.

http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/single-point-tactical-sling-for-the-ar-15/

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Comments on Slide Sky Map for displaying tropical stars.

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The hardest part of the drawstroke

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I had an interesting philosophical discussion during the Contextual Handgun, The Armed Parent/Guardian class this past weekend. The instructor, John Johnston, is very good about attributing his sources. One of his points was a comment by the late Paul Gomez.

The hardest part of the drawstroke is establishing grip.

I told John that I disagree with that. In my opinion, the hardest part of the drawstroke is gaining an adequate sight picture. Establishing grip is the most time-consuming part of the drawstroke.

A good instructor can usually get students to consistently establish grip in a relatively short period of training time. However, getting them to consistently get an adequate sight picture usually takes quite a while longer.

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Something to keep in mind during your live and dry practice.

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From the Lucky Gunner Lounge: Five Reasons Firearms Training Fails

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Chris Baker over at the Lucky Gunner Lounge posted an interesting piece recently on “Five Reasons Firearms Training Fails.”

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1. Time and Cost

Both of these are relative, so that for some it is just a matter of priorities. For others, the costs of training can actually be prohibitive. The cost of ammo is a hidden cost that I often only think about when I am replenishing my supply. It would be great, as Baker notes, if there was some way to get individuals who want to learn how to use firearms but can’t afford it together with the many people who would willingly donate their time to that cause. Someone younger and more technically astute must be able to do this — for example the way that Operation Blazing Sword connected LGBTQ individuals to gun people after the Pulse Night Club shooting.

2. People Forget

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CBS NewYork | CBS2 Exclusive: Man Speaks After Being Shot 8 Times In The Bronx

“A man was shot eight times by a robber and miraculously lived to tell his story a week later.”

Source: CBS2 Exclusive: Man Speaks After Being Shot 8 Times In The Bronx

Shot eight times, and Gov. Cuomo wants to sue the federal government if Constitutional Carry becomes the Law of the Land, as written in the US Constitution. Who is Cuomo really working for? Not you, that’s for sure.

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BREAKING: 7.62mm Rifle to REPLACE M4 Carbine

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The M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS) is a 7.62mm semi-automatic rifle that is capable of delivering precision fire to enemy targets out to 800 meters.

The weapon is shorter and lighter than traditional sniper rifles, which enhances the mobility of Marine and Army scout snipers and allows for multiple follow-up shots.

This weapon will become standard issue for combat troops. (Source)

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August 6th, 2017

A Scout Sniper Team Marksman, part of the Recon Platoon from Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, 53rd Brigade Combat Team, Florida Army National Guard fires a M110 semi-automatic sniper system rifle at a 600 meter target during a live fire long range marksmanship training and qualification course at the Arta training range in Djibouti, Oct 14, 2016.

 

The M110 SASS is a 7.62mm sniper rifle system, similar to many rifles that may compete in the ICSR competition.

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