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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LAPD Chief “Warns of Apocalypse if National Concealed Carry Passes”

CONSTITUTIONAL Carry, not, Concealed Carry. America needs, Constitutional Carry. That LAPD Chief is a political (paid for) joke.

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H/T AllOutDoor.

I want to make two observations first we have heard this line of crap for years.

Second I noticed the LAPD’s  Chief’s eyes are brown because he is so full of shit.

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck (Image: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

Sigh.

Just when you think we’ve spread enough pro-gun truth to educate folks, you see something like this. Namely, an article from Awr Hawkins in which Charlie Beck, the chief of police for Los Angeles, claims that more concealed firearms in the hands of citizens is dangerous for police.

Here’s an excerpt from an op-ed which bears Beck’s name:

The mere presence of more concealed weapons on California streets would make police work here much more hazardous.

He is, of course, incorrect. Concealed carriers help reduce crime–and most police officers support private gun ownership for self defense, as shown in a Pew study on the…

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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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Stolen gun selfies lead law enforcement to Colorado smash-and-grab thief

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H/T The Denver Post.

It is a shame this dumb-ass could not get any more time due to his stupidity. 

Viet Trinh faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted on federal gun charges.

A suspected burglar’s boast of getting “poled up” — slang for arming with guns — was one of many texts federal agents used to collar him in one of a rash of smash-and-grab gun shop burglaries across the Denver metro area.

Viet Trinh
Viet Trinh (Photo provided by ATF)

Viet Trinh, 18, was charged Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Denver with theft from the inventory of a federal firearms licensee. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, according to federal charges.

The arrest affidavit filed by agents from the Bureau of  Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives provides a chilling glimpse of a growing trend in which…

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Fail: Montana Democrats Distract from Sen. Jon Tester’s Gun Control Vote

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H/T Breitbarts Big Government.

Politifacts like Snopes has zero credibility.

In 2013 Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.) voted for a body of gun controls pushed by Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Montana Democrats are now employing a bait-and-switch tactic to get Tester re-elected in 2018.

Here is how Tester’s support for gun control unfolded–shortly after the heinous attack on Sandy Hook Elementary, Manchin began pushing universal background checks for gun sales. Such checks have long been a dream of gun-grabbing Democrats and were one of the big gun control goals of Barack Obama.

Would the checks have prevented Sandy Hook? No. The gunman who attacked Sandy Hook stole his weapons, so point-of-sale gun controls were powerless. Yet Manchin pushed the gun controls because there was an emotional window of opportunity. And Tester voted for the gun controls when they came before the Senate.

The gun controls failed, but that does the…

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The racist origin of gun control laws

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H/T The Hill.

All of the racist gun laws were written the DemocRat Party.

The racist origin of gun control laws
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Guns have historically protected Americans from white supremacists, just as gun control has historically protected white supremacists from the Americans they terrorize.

One month after the Confederate surrender in 1865, Frederick Douglass urged federal action to stop state and local infringement of the right to arms. Until this was accomplished, Douglass argued, “the work of the abolitionists is not finished.”

Indeed, it was not. As the Special Report of the Paris Anti-Slavery Conference of 1867 found, freedmen in some southern states “were forbidden to own or bear firearms, and thus were rendered defenseless against assault.” Thus, white supremacists could continue to control freedmen through threat of violence.

Congress demolished these racist laws. The Freedmen’s Bureau Bill of 1865Civil Rights Act of 1866, and Civil Rights Act of 1870 each guaranteed…

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Missouri Senator Who Called For Trump’s Death Gets Booted From Her Committees

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H/T MRCTV.

Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal needs to be thrown our of the Missouri State Senate also.

Maria Chappelle-Nadal, the Missouri state senator who found herself embroiled in public controversy after posting online that she hopes President Trump gets assassinated, has been booted by her own Democratic counterparts from all committee assignments in the state legislature.

Chappelle-Nadal made waves last Thursday when she responded to a user on Facebook, saying, “I hope Trump is assassinated!” in a now-deleted comment. She later posted, then deleted, a tweet suggesting President Trump would put Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, a Jew, into a concentration camp.

KSDK reports Chappelle-Nadal was removed from all of her eight committee assignments this week, and could find herself out of the legislature entirely. According to the local article, Senate Democratic Caucus leader Sen. Gina Walsh called Chappelle-Nadal a “distraction” before announcing the news.

But that might not be the end…

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The 2A Tax Holiday is Almost Here for This Lucky State

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H/T Bearing Arms.

This will be a big break for buyers and a boom for gun shops as sales will increase.

Get ready gun lovers – Mississippi’s Second Amendment Tax Holiday is back!

From 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 25th until midnight on Sunday, August 27th, shoppers can purchase certain firearms, ammunition and accessories without having to pay the state’s seven-percent sales tax.

This will be Mississippi’s fourth such weekend, thanks to a 2014 lawmandating the annual event.

“It’s actually bigger for us than Black Friday,” Todd Sarotte, manager of Van’s Sporting Goods in Brandon, tells The Clarion Ledger. “It’s grown every year, and for the last two years it’s been bigger than Black Friday for us.”

If you’re unsure what’s included in sale, you can check out this handy guide, put together by the Mississippi Department of Revenue (Key: E= Eligible items, N= Non-eligible items):

Ammunition
Ammo…

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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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BACKFIRE: Major NASCAR Sponsor Tells Trump Supporters To Shop Elsewhere — Racing Legend Vows To Cancel $150,000 Order

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H/T The Daily Wire.

How long before Camping World close all 120 stores nation wide?

Marcus Lemonis, the CEO of Camping World, doesn’t want anyone who supports Donald Trump to shop at any of his 120 stores across America.

Following the very fake news reports that President Trump had somehow supported white supremacists in Virginia, Lemonis said he had had enough.

“There’s no doubt that there is probably not many consumers in this country today that are in favor of what has been said in the last couple days — and if they are, frankly, don’t shop at my business,” Lemonis said last week in an appearance on CNBC.

The camping gear outlet is massive — $3.5 billion in revenue last year. And Lemonis is a big player in NASCAR, reports New England Sports Network.

“His brand is the title sponsor of the truck racing series, while its subsidiary Overton’s…

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Southern Poverty Law Center: ‘Amend’ Open Carry Laws

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H/T The Truth About Guns.

The Southern Poverty Law Center is a hate group that should never be listened to.

Press release by Richard Cohen, President Southern Poverty Law Center

We’ve all seen the pictures from Charlottesville. Peaceful protesters being met with men carrying military-style weapons. Many of those unarmed were probably intimidated. I certainly think I would have been.

What did the scene represent? Were we looking at a clash of grand constitutional values, a clash between the cherished First Amendment right to protest peacefully and the revered Second Amendment right to bear arms? Or were we looking at something much more mundane?

The answer is the latter. Our Founding Fathers didn’t tie us into a constitutional knot. Our state legislatures, bowing to pressure from groups like the NRA, did so not too many years back.

Nothing in the Second Amendment gives anyone the right to carry a gun whenever and…

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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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Elizabeth Warren Urges Democrats to Champion Gun Control, Shut Down Debate

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H/T NRA/ILA.

I guess Princess Fauxcahontas is trying to go on the war path again against guns.

Just as many in the Democratic Party are seeking to moderate their message in order to once again compete as a national political party, some high-profile Democrats are urging the party to lurch further left with an even firmer embrace of gun control.

On June 13, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) addressed those gathered at the “progressive” Netroots Nationconference in Atlanta, Ga. In her usual frenzied style, Warren used the forum to attack those Democrats who would moderate the party’s message, including those who would temper the party’s stance on guns.

Going further than most anti-gun activists and politicians, her command for Democrats to champion gun control included a call to shut down discussion on the topic. In doing so, Warren seemed to liken the issue of gun control to that of…

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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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Homeowner Shoots & Kills Burglar Dressed in Drag

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H/T AmmoLand.

One less freak in the world.

Bob Irwin highlights the latest self defense and other shootings of the week. Read them and see what went wrong, what went right and what we can learn from self defense with a gun.

USA –-(Ammoland.com)- WSB TV 2 reports 07-24-2017 in Lithonia, Georgia, DeKalb County Police say a homeowner shot and killed a man dressed like a woman after the subject broke into his home. It happened near Brownsmill Road just after 2 a.m.

A Channel 2 reporter spoke to Police Lt. Lonzy Robertson about the case Monday.

“The homeowner gave him a warning. The suspect continued to approach him at which time the homeowner fired one shot,” the lieutenant said.

The burglar died at the scene. The lieutenant added the homeowner will not be charged because it’s been ruled as self-defense.

Media spoke to neighbors in the…

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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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GUN OWNERSHIP IN US STATES COMPARED TO GUN OWNERSHIP IN OTHER COUNTRIES

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H/T Keep And Bear. 

I was surprised to see where my home state of Indiana stood fire power wise.

The folks at Movoto.com are always creating cool graphics, interactive maps, and other neat features over on their website.

They recently developed an interactive map that we think our readers here at Keep and Bear will absolutely love. The map compares the number of privately owned guns in each American state with a foreign nation that has a similar number of firearms.

Interestingly, 3 of the top 5 gun owning states, actually have draconian anti-gun laws. They just also have very large populations.

  • California’s total of 33.08 million guns is closest to China’s 40 million
  • Texas’ total of 22.33 million guns is closest to Germany’s 25 million
  • New York’s total of 17.2 million guns is closest to Pakistan’s 18 million
  • Florida’s total of 16.7 million guns is closest…

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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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If Trump is Responsible for Death at Charlottesville, Then Isn’t Obama Responsible for these 5 Murders?

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H/T Girls Just Wanna Have Guns.

Bathhouse Barry should be held accountable for these deaths.

Leftists and their media puppets have predictably blamed President Trump for the violence and chaos during the white supremacist ‘Unite the Right’ protest that occurred in Charlottesville over this past weekend.

 The president has profusely condemned the acts of the white supremacists and counter protesters that were there also; something Obama never did when Black Lives Matter was running wild.Here are five murders Liberals and the media should have blamed Obama for — if they are holding the same standard as they are for Trump — but didn’t:

1. Chris Dorner’s murderous rampage. In 2013, ex-Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Officer Chris Dorner murdered four people in slightly over a week, including two police officers. In his manifesto, Dorner railed against the LAPD for firing him for complaining about an instance in which he…

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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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Jamaica: More Proof that Gun Control Doesn’t Work

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H/T The Truth About Guns.

Gun control has never worked and it never will work.

The documentary video below offers proof — if proof be needed — that gun control doesn’t work. Despite Jamaica’s “tough” gun control laws, the island nation is awash with illegally held firearms and plagued by endless “gun violence.”

Make no mistake: Jamaican gun control laws are as draconian as The Brady Campaign or Everytown would like them to be stateside. Here’s a bit of history on the subject from wikipedia.org:

The Suppression of Crime Act allowed the police and the military to work together in a novel way to disarm the people: both soldiers could seal off entire neighbourhoods and policemen could systematically search the houses inside for weapons without a warrant.

The goal was to expedite and improve enforcement of the 1967 Firearms Act, which imposed licensing requirements on ownership and possession of gunsand ammunition

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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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What In The World?! Mitt Romney Backs Antifa???

Clearly, it’s an orchestrated open attack against the president. Romney has an axe to grind.

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H/T Steadfast And Loyal.com.

Mittens Romney’s ignorant is beyond description.

Mitt Romney seemingly backed Antifa in a tweet this week when he unceremoniously stated that the alt-left were anti-racism. 

No, not the same. One side is racist, bigoted, Nazi. The other opposes racism and bigotry. Morally different universes.

He seems to conveniently ignore some facts about the fascist nature that is Antifa and the alt-left. Or how about the Congressional Shooter? How about the fact that it’s literally their way or the highway and they have shown time and again that they will use force if necessary?

Some folks in the tTwitterverse saw this too…

No, not the same. One side is racist, bigoted…

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Virginia State Police Say They Didn’t Find Weapons Caches in Charlottesville Despite McAuliffe Claim

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H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

It does not surprise me that Terry(The Punk)McAuliffe is lying about find weapons in Charlottesville the lie is meant to advance his anti gun agenda. 

Governor repeats disputed claim that protesters were better equipped than police.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D.) was contradicted by the Virginia State Police again on Wednesday after he claimed weapons were hidden around Charlottesville during a white supremacist rally turned riot.

During an interview with Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson, McAuliffe explained why police were often hesitant to try and break up violent altercations between white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and Antifa factions. He said the white supremacists and neo-Nazis were heavily armed and prepared to commit violent acts from the start, and police were trying to avoid escalating the violence. He then claimed police had discovered weapons caches throughout the city.

“They had battering rams and, you know, we had picked…

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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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OHIO TEACHERS CHOSE CARRYING GUNS OVER KEEPING THEM IN A SAFE

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H/T Keep And Bear.

This is a wise decision that these teachers made because in an emergency you may not be able to get your gun out of the safe.

After the tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, some state lawmakers realized that it takes law enforcement too long to respond to an active shooter at a school. By the time police arrive (7-15 min.), most of the carnage has been done.

Therefore, they saw the need to allow school staff (teachers and faculty) to be properly trained, obtain conceal carry permits and to carry their guns with them during school hours. This would allow them to instantly respond to an active shooter and save lives.

Additionally, knowing that teachers and faculty could be armed, serves as a deterrent to would be mass shooters. They don’t want to face armed resistance until after they commit their crime.

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MICHIGAN FOSTER PARENTS FIGHTING BACK, SUING STATE FOR INFRINGING ON 2ND AMENDMENT

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H/T Keep And Bear.

It is not any of the state’s business if a family has legally owned firearms.

ack in July we brought you the sad story of William and Jill Johnson, two grandparents who were asked by the state to become foster parents to their grandson after the boy were taken from his parents. The Johnson’s willingly accepted and were ready to take the child in, when the state told them that they would also have to register all of their firearms with the state.

One Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) official told the Johnson’s that “if you want to care for your grandson you will have to give up some of your constitutional rights.”  

Yes, you read that right. The government actually told a law abiding citizen that if he wanted to be a foster parent he would have to give up some of his…

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Baltimore’s Latest Anti-Gun Scheme Won’t Reduce Gun Violence

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H/T Bearing Arms.

One more reason gun owners if all possible to avoid the city of Baltimore.

It’s well-known that most major American cities are outright hostile to the idea of ordinary people owning firearms. Far too many of them, when they can get away with it, restrict the right of private citizens to purchase guns.

Thanks to both the Heller and McDonald Supreme Court decisions, their ability to do that is greatly reduced.

Some cities, however, are trying new ways to make it difficult to be a law-abiding gun owner in their community. They just make more things involving guns illegal.

For example, the City of Baltimore is looking to impose mandatory minimums of people who have a gun just a smidge too close to certain buildings.

The measure originally aimed to criminalize the carry or transport of a handgun, either openly or concealed, within 100 yards of a…

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Finding North with a lensatic compass

Additional survival tricks

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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Texas Police Chief Asked To Leave Doctor’s Office Because Of His Gun

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H/T Bearing Arms.

The anti gun hysteria is everywhere.

The chief of police was asked to leave the Texas Ear Nose and Throat Specialists office in The Woodlands, Texas because he was carrying his firearm.  The Courer reports;

Chief Philip Dupuis told The Courier he was wearing his badge on his belt in plain view next to his handgun, as well as his Conroe PD identification on a lanyard around his neck when he entered the doctor’s office in the 3900 block of Pinecroft Drive around 4 p.m. and started to check in. A receptionist took his driver’s license and insurance card before questioning him about the gun on his hip.

Dupuis said she asked him to take his gun out to his car. The 35-year law enforcement veteran, who never has had an accidental discharge, refused to disarm himself, reiterating that he is a police officer.

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Everytown Calls for More Gun Control Following Charlottesville Car Attack

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H/T Breitbarts Big Government.

YGTBSM A car being driven by a racist loon rams in to a crowd so we need more gun control.

I say it is time for automobile control especially assault cars like the one in Charlottesville.

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On August 12, Everytown for Gun Safety pushed for more gun control in connection with the Charlottesville, Virginia, rally where attendees were attacked with a car.

CNN reported that one attendee was killed and 19 were injured as 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. allegedly accelerated his vehicle into the crowd in Charlottesville.

Everytown focused on the fact that open carry is legal in Virginia and some of the attendees were openly armed:

With open carry, there’s no way to know if someone armed with a rifle is a reason to duck and cover. (3/5)

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AS TERRORISM FEARS GROW, UK CITIZENS CALL FOR RELAXING OF DRACONIAN GUN LAWS

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H/T Keep And Bear.

How many of our cousins across the pond die before the laws in the U.K. change?

Most of America’s legal traditions come to us by way of our historical connection to the United Kingdom. Our laws are outgrowths of English Magna Carta and the old Common Law which still dictates legal proceedings throughout the UK and former British colonies.

Sadly, while the United States has doggedly gripped our traditional English rights, our cousins across the pond have forgotten their own history and have allowed their government to take back many of the rights and privileges the people had fought so hard to secure.

Last year in an interview with BBC News, UK gun owner Callum Long-Collins explained that modern Brits are even afraid of defending themselves in their own homes, because the worry that the law may punish them for hurting a criminal who has…

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Repudiated at the Polls, National Democrats Continue to Push Gun Control

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H/T The NRA/ILA.

The DemocRats do not want armed citizens they want unarmed servants.

Recent weeks have seen a heated debate involving national Democratic Party figures over how to approach the issue of abortion in a manner that would allow the party to be more competitive in portions of the country dominated by Donald Trump and the Republicans in the 2016 election. Such soul-searching is to be expected for a party that does not hold either chamber of Congress or the presidency. However, one issue that appears to be off the table in any Democratic recalibration is the national party’s zealous support for further gun restrictions.

This intransigence was highlighted by two recent pieces of radical gun control legislation.

First, on July 27, Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.), along with 12 cosponsors, introduced H.R.3458. The text of the legislation has yet to be made available to Government Publishing Office, but…

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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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About Weed Eaters

― ஜ ۩ Whiskey Tango Texas ۩ ஜ ―

This is funny … and just so you know, I own a weed eater….

Two Texas farmers, Fred and Pete, are sitting at their favorite bar drinking beer.

Fred turns to Pete and says, “You know, I’m tired of going through life without an education. Tomorrow I think I’ll go to the Community College and sign up for some classes.”

Pete thinks it’s a good idea, and the two leave. The next day, Fred goes down to the college and meets the Dean of Admissions who signs him up for the four basic classes:  Math, English, History, and Logic.

“Logic?” Fred says. “What’s that?”

The dean says, “I’ll give you an example. Do you own a weed eater?”

“Yeah.”

“Then logically speaking because you own a weed eater I think that you would have a yard.”

“That’s true, I do have a yard.”

“I’m not done,” the dean says. “Because…

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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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POPULAR DEMOCRAT SENATOR WANTS ANOTHER “ASSAULT WEAPON” BAN

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Kamala Harris is just another brain dead Commifornia liberal.

Conservatives have been trying to explain to liberals for years that there is NO SUCH THING as an “assault weapon” when it comes to firearms.

Technically, any weapon ever used in an assault is an “assault weapon,” but the beast that liberals pretends exists when it comes to guns, is just a myth.

If you ask a liberal to explain what an “assault weapon” is you quickly learn that they know NOTHING about the guns they are attempting to ban. Some will argue that assault weapons are “fully automatic,” except that almost all fully automatic weapons are already “banned” except for special circumstances. Some will argue that it’s a gun with a BIG “magazine or clip,” which is when we realize that they don’t understand the difference between a magazine and a clip. Others will argue that…

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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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BREAKING: 1 Dead, Multiple Injured After Man Declares Jihad In Colorado And Missed By An Inch

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H/T Freedom Daily.

It is time to declare war on these rag headed goat humping bastards.

As people in Denver, Colorado were going about their workday, 26-year-old Eric Ukuni set out that morning with a different plan in mind. His mission ended in one dead and multiple others injured, after narrowly escaping with their lives when Ukuni failed to complete his “task” by an inch.

Ukuni, whose race and religion was mysteriously missing from multiple reports as possible factors in his attack, went on a killing spree throughout part of Denver. A 66-year-old delivery man, Ernest Gurrini, was caught in his wrath and murdered by Ukuni, simply for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Ukuni tried to claim others’ lives after taking Gurrini’s to reach is “goal.” He had announced earlier in the day on Tuesday that he was on a mission to kill three people but was stopped…

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Robber Shot In Chest By Victim

“Man, Man, Man…”

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H/T AmmoLand.

It is a shame this punk did not assume room temperature.

Keith Dawson (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

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USA –-(Ammoland.com)- WDRB TV reports 07-20-2017 in the Louisville, Kentucky, an armed robber has been arrested for a November 2016 robbery wherein police say he was shot in the chest by the man he was trying to rob.

According to an arrest warrant, police say a man called them to report that he’d just shot 19-year-old (now 20-year-old) suspect after an armed robbery. The victim told them, the robber walked up to him, pulled a handgun and demanded cash.

At that point, the victim said, he gave the robber $200, and the robber then pistol-whipped him. The victim then pulled his own handgun and fired several shots at the assailant, hitting…

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Sig Sauer Offering ‘Voluntary Upgrades’ For P320 Pistols

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H/T Bearing Arms.

Please help spread the word about this upgrades from Sig Sauer.

Sig Sauer has been riding a bit of a rollercoaster lately. First, they get the lucrative contract with the Department of Defense for their Modular Handgun System (MHS), then word breaks that the P320—the very pistol that formed the basis for the MHS—has a design flaw that may permit the weapon to fire if dropped.

Apparently trying to stay out in front of the problem, Sig Sauer announced today that it would offer voluntary upgrades for the P320. The company notes that the pistol passed all relevant U.S. testing, but described the drops as “beyond U.S. standards for safety.”

They also note that the M17, the official designation for the MHS, will not be affected by this offer. Whether that means the military weapons already have the new upgrades in place or something else entirely was…

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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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New Jersey Collected HOW MANY Guns in its Recent Buyback Program?

If they’re stupid enough to turn in their guns, then they were too stupid to have them in the first place.

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H/T Bearing Arms.

How many of these firearms could have been linked to a crime?

New Jersey had its largest gun buyback event last weekend, collectinga total of 4,775 firearms across Camden, Trenton and Newark.

Residents turned in 1,973 handguns, 1,142 shotguns, 1,025 rifles and 129 “assault weapons” as New Jersey police call them. With each firearm being handed in – no questions asked – in exchange for $100 to $200, the state ended up shelling out a whopping $481,620 in cash.

Attorney General Christopher Porrino announced the news at a press conference at Newark Police Communication Center this week, noting that the event got 2,000 more guns off the streets than any previous buyback program in the state. Even more shocking, more firearms were collected this past weekend than have ever been collected by law enforcement officers through arrests and seizures in a single year.

U.S. Attorney William…

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These are some of the most famous warhorses in military history

I kind of pick it up with Man-O-War, c.1917, on the flats, and look for a good closer, flats or turf. 😉

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H/T War History OnLine.

Some interesting history of war horses.

Memorial to the horses of the second Boer war. NJR ZA -CC BY-SA 3.0

Since mankind first learned to ride horses, we have been riding them into battle. Some war horses have been particularly beloved and famous, thanks to the bonds they shared with their riders.

Here are five of the most fondly remembered.

Bucephalus

The favorite steed of Alexander the Great, Bucephalus was believed to have been with the Macedonian monarch from the time Alexander was 12 or 13 years old. He won the horse in a bet with his father after taming the beast.

Bucephalus was a massive horse with one blue eye. His name meant “ox-head” and came from a mark branded on him.

Alexander rode Bucephalus in numerous battles. It is possible that Bucephalus may have died from wounds during the Battle of Hydaspes against King…

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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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These Weapons Caused The Deaths Of The Soldiers Who Used Them

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H/T War History OnLine.

Throughout the 20th and 21st Centuries, military technology has advanced considerably. Along the way, that evolution has taken some disastrous turns, particularly several weapons which proved almost as dangerous for the men using them as they were for the enemy.

Here are five that proved unreliable to the point of being deadly to those who used them.

The Mark 14 Torpedo

Like many nations around the globe, the US and its Navy struggled to develop effective torpedo systems during WWII. The Mark 14 torpedo was a particularly dangerous venture.

Not only did it often miss its target, but on one occasion it sank the submarine it was launched from. Due to its magnetic trigger mechanism, it doubled back and hit the USS Tullibee, the submarine that had fired it, resulting in the deaths of almost everyone on board.

Its development had been under-funded and the testing period for…

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Mother Of Three Defends Her Home With Firearm; Kills Home Invader

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H/T Bearing Arms.

With out her gun Shaquita Green’s story would have had a tragic ending for her and her children.          

“It was either him or me and I wasn’t going. My kids weren’t going to get hurt and they weren’t going to see me get hurt,” she said.

According to WSB-TV Atlanta,

The woman was identified as Shaquita Green. She said she doesn’t know who barged into her home in the middle of the night, but she said he was armed and threatened to kill her three children.

Green said the man, who police later identified as Keandre Funches, 27, kept asking for her husband, who wasn’t home. After forcing the family to the back of the house, she was able to get her gun and open fire.

“That’s when I stepped in front of them and said, ‘You don’t have to do all of that,’”…

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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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Second Amendment Guarantee Act Would Protect Popular Rifles, Shotguns from Antigun Politicians

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H/T NRA-ILA.

We need to phone and email our Congressman to get on board with this bill by Congressman Chris Collins (R-NY).

This week, Congressman Chris Collins (R-NY) introduced legislation that would shield popular rifles and shotguns, including the AR-15, from being banned under state laws. The bill, known as the Second Amendment Guarantee Act (SAGA), would also protect parts for these firearms, including detachable magazines and ammunition feeding devices.

The bill is a response to antigun laws in a small handful of states – including California, Connecticut, D.C., Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York – that criminalize the mere possession of highly popular semiautomatic long guns widely available throughout the rest of the country. Although rifles or shotguns of any sort are used less often in murders than knives, blunt objects such as clubs or hammers, or even hands, fists, and feet, gun control advocates have sought to portray…

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2A Foundation Issues Travel Advisory: Your Gun Rights Are No Good in ☭ California

― ஜ ۩ Whiskey Tango Texas ۩ ஜ ―

On August 7, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) issued its first ever travel advisory warning American gun owners not to go to California unless they are willing to enter the state disarmed or risk going to jail.

The gun rights group is “warning law-abiding armed citizens that their civil rights could be in jeopardy due to that state’s restrictive gun control laws.”

SAF founder and executive vice presidentAlan Gottlieb observed:

The California Legislature has been out of control for years when it comes to placing restrictions on the Second Amendment rights of honest citizens. Right now, I wouldn’t suggest to any gun owner that they even travel through the state, much less to it as their final destination.

Lawmakers in Sacramento either ignored or have forgotten that in 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court incorporated the Second Amendment to the states via the 14th Amendment in SAF’s landmark case…

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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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Dunkin’ Donuts Employee Accused of Refusing to Serve Police Officers

Dunkin Doughnuts should really do something about that double parking condition.

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H/T MRCTV.

Dunkin’ Doughnuts like Kroger’s can kiss my ass because the are disrespecting police officers.

Amid a wave of anti-cop sentiment in some of America’s largest cities, two NYPD officers were allegedly denied service at a Brooklyn Dunkin’ Donuts.

The incident was reported by the New York Post, who spoke with law enforcement sources that filled them in on the details. According to the sources, the two officers were assigned to the 73rd Precinct’s detective squad.

The two cops reportedly approached the counter only to be ignored by a cashier, who instead asked to take the order of the man standing behind them. After the man responded, “These two guys were in front of me,” the cashier allegedly replied “Yeah, I know, but I don’t serve cops.”

A manager at the Dunkin’ Donuts disputed this account, saying, “These two men in shirts and ties — who I later found out were…

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F Stands for FAIL: Magnets – 1, “Smart Gun” Technology – 0

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H/T NRA/ILA.

So much for these so called safe smart guns.

The news broke this week that the “smart gun” which many gun control advocates hoped would usher in the brave new world of mandatory user recognition technology is … if not exactly a fraud … a good example of common arguments made against smart guns. 

According to an article in Wired magazine, the $1,800 .22 LR pistol that made such a splash with gun controllers upon its debut is easily hacked. It can be activated (or deactivated) at distance from authorized users. Its locking mechanism can be defeated by holding magnets against the slide. And the equipment to do these things is readily available and costs less than a trip to the movies.

The hacker profiled in the article – who goes by the pseudonym Plore – told Wired, “I was confident I’d be able to break it…

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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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NY GOVERNOR THREATENS LAWSUIT IF CONGRESS PASSES UNIVERSAL GUN RIGHTS

Cuomo should be lynched, or something of that nature.

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H/T   Keep and Bear. 

Little Andy Cuomo will throw a temper tantrum then try to destroy the Second Amendment with a lawsuit. 

Gun rights advocates have been wanting Congress to pass a law that makes gun rights equal throughout the nation. Currently, a legal concealed carry permit holder can be arrested and charged with a felony gun crime just by crossing over a state boundary line with their gun.

States are required to honor the driver’s licenses of other states, so shouldn’t they be required to do the same with concealed carry permit holders? That’s what gun rights advocates have been pushing.

Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) has introduced a bill to try to help accomplish a universal nationwide standard on gun rights – gun control.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vowed to file a lawsuit against the federal government if the bill is passed and signed into law.

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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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Anti-Gun Activists Lead a Couple to Ruin

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H/T National Review.

Sheeple being lead astray by the Shady Brady Bunch.

The Brady Campaign told an Aurora shooting victim’s parents to file a hopeless suit against a gun dealer. The result was bankruptcy. In 2012, Jessica Ghawi was murdered by James Holmes during a showing of The Dark Knight. She was one of twelve victims who died that day. In the aftermath, Ghawi’s mother, Sandy, filed a lawsuit against Lucky Gunner, the business that sold Holmes his weapons.

Last week, Mother Jones ran a story on Phillips, who complained bitterly that her case had been thrown out: Working for the Brady Campaign became a flurry of media appearances and meetings with politicians, police, and survivors. The Brady leadership also encouraged Lonnie and me to sue Lucky Gunner, the dealer that sold the stockpile of ammo to Jessi’s killer. We agreed that dealers should have to take some responsibility. Shouldn’t…

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Gun Grabbers: Are Their Usual Arguments ‘Fact or Fiction’?

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H/T Clash Daily.

The anti-gun crowd do not know the meaning of the truth.

There are a number of lies floating around the gun-control argument. The people who want you disarmed have done a great job at spreading these catchy phrases across our culture. They changed their branding from gun registration to gun control to commonsense gun safety. In the age of 144-character news, you have to read below the headlines. Let’s dig a little deeper and separate fact from fiction.

“You’re more likely to be the victim of violent crime if there is a gun in your home.”
This claim implies that a legal gun owner puts their family at risk. The implication is that criminals will use your gun against you and your family, or that you will shoot your family by accident. That isn’t the what this claim says at all.

We have to ask ourselves…

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