In case you are wondering why my posts are continual, WordPress either by error, defect, or design, is posting my posts on both blogs, up to thirteen hours after I post. This went on initially in 2012, when BHO was gearing up, and conservatives were being held down. My main blog has not worked normally since then, and I had contacted Wp regarding the matter. Some airhead gave me computer double-talk, ending with, it was not their problem. Then it started going bad again in 2016. Now, maybe because Uranium One articles are posted or because the USAG is compromised, it has been posting late. I post for some time, then get away from this aggravating computer. Then I return and post a bit more. But it appears that the late posts make it look like I never get away from the keyboard. It is aggravating as articles sensitive to time, are being posted after the entire world and even MSM gets wind, meanwhile, from other blogs, I get the word out early. Have I been disgusted? Yes. In fact, there may come a time when I finally walk away from the keyboard. That would be nice for myself, and would scare the living crap out of many scumbags. I could then be anywhere, and doing anything. But I would be enjoying what is remaining of my life.
In high school, our football team had a nose tackle named Moose. He got the job done. He could take a pounding.
Walk With God
We went to church, I taught Sunday School and even made it to my Wednesday night men’s group. I was pretty strong in my prayer life and Bible study as well. It was a pretty good week for my walk with God.
My son in law and I have had a long running project to build him an AR. We have been buying parts and doing some assembly for the last year or so. Last week we finally finished the project, completing his upper. Moose is a big guy so some parts, like the stock and hand-guard are larger than I would have chosen but they fit him well. I still have the parts for the upper I was building alongside his but we were so focused on his, mine got ignored. That’s OK since I have several uppers and lowers already completed. This was…
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In events that I was involved in, I do not recall seeing the sights. There was too much going on, and happening too fast. Acquisition of sights, must be done rapidly and instinctively. I also believe that training should include some stress and the shooter must learn to be calm, regardless of what is going on around him, and not being slow in movement.
I began this series of posts by recalling a Facebook post and comments about Rob Pincus and his Combat Focus Shooting method, and I want to return to it in wrapping this series up.
Recall that one commentator posted a sarcastic meme (is that redundant?) combining a picture of Clint Smith of Gunsite and Thunder Ranch fame pointing at the rear sights on a pistol with the text “See these? They are sights. You should use them.”
I was surprised, therefore, when I got to the Combat Focus Shooting Instructor Conference last month and found that Rob Pincus not only knows that guns have sights, but he advocates using them.
Indeed, I noted this in particular when I test fired a prototype Avidity Arms PD-10, which Pincus has been involved in developing. It had a bright Ameriglo front sight on it.
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As noted in my earlier post on shooting versus not shooting during my observations of training classes, I have generally tried to act as a non-participating observer. But when Rob Pincus informed me – it was not really a question – on the second day that I would be shooting during his Combat Focus Shooting Instructor Conference, I did not argue. I was a guest at his event; his range, his rules.
Pincus thought it was important for me to actually be instructed in the Combat Focus Shooting (CFS) method to understand it better, and he was right.
I was put through an abbreviated version of the Fundamentals of Combat Focus Shooting course, and so won’t recap the entire process. (Melody Lauer has done a good job of this.) Rather, I want to focus on three points: the importance of context, sighted versus unsighted fire…
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‘Good fences make good neighbors,’ the old saying goes. I Think the only people that don’t understand that probably don’t live in the real world. Even an inmate in prison is glad to have walls that separate his cell from his neighbor. My guess is that it takes a lot of drugs to erase the human desire to have personal property. So for those of us that have Biblical principles as the foundation of our lives and understand the basis of God-given individual rights, this article presents no new arguments. But, hopefully, some Marxists will stumble on to it and grow a brain.
“The monument in New York Harbor has served as a symbol of freedom since it was gifted to the United States from France.”
Continuing my thoughts about Rob Pincus and the impolite society of gun culture from yesterday, lest I be misunderstood, let me say again that I do not think a polite society in Robert Heinlein’s sense requires everyone to agree with each other.
But it does suggest a particular approach to disagreement. Disagreeing without being disagreeable, and criticizing ideas not persons.
Some of the critical comments on the Facebook photo of Rob Pincus I mentioned yesterday were actually humorous but not personal attacks. Regarding the “balance of speed and precision” reflected in the target, one commentator wrote, “Like Fat Albert on the see-saw with Kate Moss.” Or, “Whatever shotgun they used on that target needs to be sent to Vang. Stat!” To me that’s funny. It is critiquing the target, and by implication the technique that produced it, but not the person.
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As the weather starts to cool off a little along the Texas Gulf Coast the outdoor rifle ranges are starting to get pretty busy. A lot of guys are getting ready for deer season and the rest are just taking advantage of those rare times when you can get outside without suffering heatstroke. Although I probably won’t make it out to bag any deer this year, we will still probably make our annual hunting trip to north Texas to bag a few hogs. It looks like that will be in January or February again this year but it is never too early to start getting ready, especially when you will be carrying a new rifle into the fields.
The Ruger American Predator in .308 Winchester will be my “go to” rifle this year and last time out I ran into a bit of an issue. Ruger, by design or oversight…
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adjective: polite; comparative adjective: politer; superlative adjective: politest
having or showing behavior that is respectful and considerate of other people.
“they thought she was wrong but were too polite to say so”
synonyms: well mannered, civil, courteous, mannerly, respectful, deferential, well behaved, well bred,
gentlemanly, ladylike, genteel, gracious, urbane, tactful, diplomatic
“a very polite girl”
relating to people who regard themselves as more cultured and refined than others.
“the picture outraged polite society”
synonyms: civilized, refined, cultured, sophisticated, genteel, courtly
“that sort of behavior is not tolerated in polite society”
A passage in the American science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein’s 1948 novel, Beyond the Horizon, is invoked frequently in gun culture:
“Well, in the first place an armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life…
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“Legislation banning bump stocks like the one used by the Las Vegas mass shooter failed in the Illinois house.”
There’s a lot of talk about these Glocks. American Rifleman’s Joe Kurtenbach checks them out in this week’s video.
Although gun rights and gun control advocates are typically like oil and water, one area of common ground between the two sides is on the issue of “gun safety.” Realistically, who other than criminals is against gun safety?
The National Rifle Association’s position as the leading gun safety and education organization in the United States is unquestioned, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, representing the firearms industry, also actively promotes safety through various initiatives like Project Childsafe and by partnering with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
And the gun control movement has significantly rebranded itself into a gun safety movement, as in Everytown for Gun Safety.
Everyone is for gun safety!
A recent article published in the journal Injury Prevention addresses this potential common ground by looking at what was taught in 20 non-randomly selected “basic handgun safety classes” in 7 northeastern states from 2014-2016. Only one…
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Aides to President Trump are reportedly finalizing a plan to shift oversight of international non-military gun sales from the State Dept to the Commerce Dept. Such a shift would allow US gun makers more leeway in selling guns and ammo to foreign buyers and expand market sales of such items as AR-15s and US made 5.56 and .223 guns.
The shift in oversight from the State to the Commerce Dept does NOT require any action or legislation by Congress and, thus, Trump can do this on his own. The Commerce Dept is far more interested in increasing trade numbers more than it is in restricting firearms and ammo sales. The move would expand the market for US gun makers and ammo makers by about 20% or more annually.
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“If you’re going to be flying home from a trip overseas, you may want to pack some extra patience.”
“Two large men with long criminal records raped a woman on a Harlem street, police said.”
Constitutional Carry & Stand Your Ground, would have cured that, and there would be no rush for the NYPD to respond. Simply tell 911, to have the unit mozy on down and stop for a container of coffee on the way.
I had a S&W Model-1952, N-frame, 5.5 inch barrel in .45 acp. Never liked the moon clips. Revolver was silky sweet. It has to be me, because I had all kinds of problems with full moon, half moon, and 2x, clips.
Ruger seems to be trying very hard to fill every little nook and cranny of the firearms market. The latest announcements are for some new configurations of two of their most popular wheelguns, the LCRx and the SP101.
The LCRx line has been expanded to include four new variants; 9mm, .327 Federal magnum and two versions in .22 Magnum (WMR) one with a two inch barrel and one with a three inch barrel:
I like the LCRs alot and that it my go to carry pistol about 75% of the time. I like the option of the exposed hammer in the LCRx line but really don’t have a need for one personally. A 9mm revolver is kinda cool and relatively cheap to practice with but for the extra weight I would prefer a .357 Magnum that I can load with full bore magnums or softer shooting .38s for practicing. The…
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The most dangerous things are:
(B) Low IQ individuals
(C) News media hype for ratings
(D) The “deer in the headlights” individuals
(E) Persons with out of control emotions
That’s what is dangerous about semi-automatic firearms with large capacities (more than one round of ammunition) and/or military style (can of black spray paint = assault weapon) firearms.
I would like to know the answer to the question asked in the title of this post, so I was interested to see that Christopher Koper has recently published an article in the Journal of Urban Health:“Criminal Use of Assault Weapons and High-Capacity Semiautomatic Firearms: an Updated Examination of Local and National Sources.”
I thought I could assign the paper in my Sociology of Guns seminar in Spring 2018. But I have to confess that I have not read the entire article yet. In fact, I did not make it through the article’s introduction.
I got hung up on a passage which bothered me so much that I couldn’t read on.
Koper writes: “Semiautomatic weapons with LCMs and/or other military-style features . . . tend to produce more lethal and injurious outcomes when used in gun violence.” I did not realize that had been established in the scholarly…
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“A resident warned police that Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza had threatened to kill his mother and children before the 2012 massacre, documents released Tuesday said.”
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When I was a cop, back in the 20th century, the statistics presented in police shootings were that an average police shooting incident involved only one or two rounds of ammunition discharged. The 9mm craze came in, along with heavy (12#/NYPD) triggers, and suddenly, the average number of rounds fired went up, to something like eight, with perhaps, only one hit. We were taught, there are only six rounds in the revolver cylinder, five if a j-frame is carried (detectives/backup revolver), make them count. Two dump pouches, which caused fumbles in combat reloading and one cop was killed in a gunfight with a drug dealer as he fumbled the reload, and speedloaders came into use, only after a cop lost his life. I carried extra ammo behind the service holster in dump pouches with rounds affixed to Speed Strips. Load 2x2x2. Be judicious when firing a revolver, it’s cylinder is limited. The shooter must be the factor compensating for limited ammunition readily available to be fired from the weapon. There are numerous accounts of cops being fired upon, who did not fire, as they did not have a clear target or because people were in the backfield. I believe one account, the cop stood while several shots sped past him. When he fired, one round, hit the perp center mass.
I have been meaning to write for some time about an article we read last spring in my Sociology of Guns Seminar: “Impact of handgun types on gun assault outcomes: A comparison of gun assaults involving semiautomatic pistols and revolvers,” published in Injury Prevention in 2003 by D.C. Reedy and C.S. Koper. (Koper is possibly best-known for his work assessing the effect of the federal assault weapons ban for the National Institute of Justice.)
Like many observers of gun culture, I mostly see revolvers recommended (a) for ladies, (b) as a backup to your primary, semiautomatic carry pistol, or (c) by old school wheel gun masters like Grant Cunningham.
Cunningham excepted, we often seem to underestimate the lethal potential of revolvers. And WE most definitely includes the authors of this article. In fact, they are so hell-bent on establishing the danger of semi-automatic pistols over revolvers that they…
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Amid the chaos of the 2009 holiday travel season, jihadists planned to slaughter 290 innocent travelers on a Christmas Day flight from the Netherlands to Detroit, Michigan. Twenty-three-year old Nigerian Muslim Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab intended to detonate Northwest Airlines Flight 253, but the explosives in his underwear malfunctioned and brave passengers subdued him until he could be arrested.
The graphic and traumatic defeat they planned for the United States failed, that time.
Following the attempted attack, President Obama threw the intelligence community under the bus for its failure to “connect the dots.” He said, “this was not a failure to collect intelligence, it was a failure to integrate and understand the intelligence that we already had.”
Most Americans were unaware of the enormous damage to morale at the Department of Homeland Security, where I worked, his condemnation caused. His words infuriated many of us because we knew his administration had…
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It’s baloney, because states with Constitutional Carry, have had every segment of crime, fall off of the cliff. There is only one real area where a reversal is observed, and that is domestic violence.
*****Have not seen or read this study yet but my early premonition is that this is an attempt to smear states that are moving towards constitutional carry and more lax restrictions for Concealed Carry. Coming from a Gun Control state like Massachusetts would not be surprised if this was biased. Another reason for all Gun Owners to remain VIGILANT!
If anyone finds a copy or link to it please post it, thanks!
What part about……..”Shall NOT BE INFRINGED” don’t they understand?
Even though young Americans recently influenced by the education system tend to lean far to the left on virtually every social issue under the sun – save abortion, where they are split – there is one debate where they lean to the right … guns.
BRAVO!! Guess that on this important issue the Indoctrination by the left has not worked.
Take a youngster shooting! Our 2A Rights depend on their knowledge and understanding.
Erin Healy, Managing Editir of Blade Magazine takes a look at the effectiveness of a website. In the article she asks some great questions, like what are you trying to accomplish? Click on the link for all the detail.
If your not a Knifemaker what are your thoughts on the effectiveness of a website for a Knifemaker? Would that make you buy a knife from that individual?
What would you be looking for in a website that might make you purchase?
What about knifemakers on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube? Is that effective for you as a consumer?
Columbia river fishing is gone folks and it is Not Global Warming!
I must address the dumb people in the United States that have been indoctrinated into the world agenda. The first item I will addres is the concept of Heritage Sites. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_heritage_site
Heritage sites are part of the Core Wilderness Zones. Each site will have a buffer defined by the U.N. It could be 200 feet, 200 acres or 200 miles. Everything that happens in the Heritage site will be earnestly monitored by the U.N. These Heritage sites will also be connected to the Core Wilderness Zones. The Core Wilderness Zone will be 50% percent or more of the Americas land mass.
Now you can call these wildernes zones what you want but it is a plan to tie everything together. Sustainable development, economic growth, International peace and security, embrace migration, inclusiveness, sustainable social development, lifelong learning, equitable and inclusive, gender equality, sustainable water management, sustainable consumption, combat climate change. Do…
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“Suzette Troutman shuffled slowly out of the 81st precinct station house, escorted by detectives ahead of her arraignment later Tuesday.”
Detectives with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a deadly home invasion after they said a River Plantation woman shot and killed her neighbor.
Authorities said the dead woman, identified as 38-year-old Marci Green, attempted to break in to her neighbor’s home but was shot and killed by the homeowner after she warned Green to stay outside.
According to Precinct 1 Justice of The Peace Wayne Mack, deputies were dispatched to the 600 block of North Carolina Park in the Conroe subdivision of River Plantation around 9:15 p.m. on Saturday night.
“As the call was dropping, it became a shots fired,” Mack said. Once on scene, deputies learned the homeowner reported Green had tried to come into her front door and the homeowner retrieved her weapon.
Green then went around the back of the home and attempted to get in a back door. Mack said Green was pronounced dead…
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Written by Sierra Bullets Chief Ballistician Tommy Todd
Back in August Mr. Paul Box penned “How Much Difference Does Ballistic Coefficient Make” on ballistic coefficient (BC) and its use in the hunting world and the limited amount of bullet drop and wind drift that occurs with bullets that have a large difference in BC at ranges of 200 yards and less.
In that referenced situation, the differences in bullet impact will not cause major issues in a hunting environment. As an addition to this information, I would like to propose a scenario where the difference in BC definitely does come into play and where BC is considered first during bullet selection.
In the world of competitive match shooting, there are midrange matches (usually 300 to 600 yards distance) and long-range matches (1000 is most common with many up to 1200 yards), there are also ELR (Extreme Long Range) which are…
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“Police are looking for a suspected stalker who they say has been targeting two children in Brooklyn, allegedly following them to a bus stop and showing up twice outside their home.”
Several NFL stadiums are nearly empty post kick-off as the National Anthem controversy rolls into week 7. Plenty of empty seats visible at the Hard Rock Stadium in Florida as the New York Jets play the Miami Dolphins. #NFL #NYJvsMIA RT @nsbbcom: Nobody cares about jet or dolphins @[me] pic.twitter.com/k6wPSlIRJG — Empty Seats Galore (@EmptySeatsPics) […]
Liberal media is at it again. This time, their bright idea is to limit people to only two guns.Before we get too far along, let’s back up and look at the big picture.Historically, gun grabbers believed the Second Amendment did not protect the individuals right to keep and bear arms. Their mindset was that only people in the National Guard had the right to have guns. They based their opinion on the “well regulated militia” part of the 2nd Amendment.Then came District of Columbia v. Heller, which affirmed the individual right to own a firearm. This was the first blow to the gun grabbing agenda.Another blow was their inability to pass gun control when Democrats had two years in power, 2008 – 2010, and eight years with a Democrat President, 2008 – 2016
There is NO Liberal Gun Policy that…
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Early in my work on gun culture, I paid my tuition and attended Massad Ayoob’s MAG-40 (Phoenix, 2012), an NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home course (San Jose, 2013), and the Rangemaster Tactical Conference (Memphis, 2014), as well as a number of concealed carry courses in North Carolina.
As my work has progressed, I have had to choose between observing various courses and attending them as a student. And so far I have always chosen the former.
For example, when I observed the 250 Defensive Pistol course at Gunsite Academy in June, I did not shoot (except for a few rounds in the Fun House during a break). This became a question on one of the many online gun forums out there. Why didn’t I shoot the Gunsite 250 course?
It’s a fair question and there are actually…
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“An elderly woman was brutally beaten and robbed as she entered her West Village home Friday night.”
“The situation began when police were responding to reports of an assault near White Plains Road and Arnow Avenue shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday.”
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man shot Wednesday morning after police say he broke into a home on Jacksonville’s Westside is the son of a female Jacksonville police officer, News4Jax has learned.
Xavier Houston, 24, was shot and killed at a home on Park Street after he and another man broke into the home and the resident, who was alerted by the alarm company, returned to the house and confronted them, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
Police said that for now, they are treating the shooting as a justifiable homicide.
News4Jax found a lengthy criminal history for Houston, including arrests for burglary, aggravated battery, stalking, cyber-stalking and four arrests for domestic battery.
Houston’s grandmother, who asked not to be named, said Houston was a “good boy” when he was growing up.
“Came up in a nice home and everything,” she said. “Only thing I heard is a man shot him. Don’t…
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“FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS!”
Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy, Julianne Moore, Bill Hader, Sheryl Crow, Adam Scott, Laura Dern, and others come together and explain to Americans that guns are bad and the NRA is evil and we must call Congress to stop the madness.
Got news for these clowns from HollyWeird! I am the NRA!! Me and about 4 million other Law Abiding Gun Owners! Go ahead and make your silly calls connecting you to a Liberal Fallacy! We aren’t going away!
Science Fiction/Fantasy author Larry Correia and Rocky Mountain Reloading released conspired together to release 9mm bullets with the Monster Hunters, Inc. logo imprinted directly on the flat nose of the 124 Grain bullet. Not only that but Mr. Correia decided, in the wake of the devastation by Hurricane Harvey to donate his share of the proceeds to the Houston Food Bank.
I was impressed enough with the bullets and the donations that I purchased “a few” for my own use and to give as gifts to the gun lovers on my Christmas list. Well, now the guys over at American Reserve Munitions have gone and taken a step further offering ammunition using the Monster Hunter bullets form RMR and packaging them in fully themed boxes:
Branding it as anti-gnome ammunition and the proceeds from the bullets still go to the Houston Food Bank.
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“A funeral is being held Friday for a 91-year-old man who died during a home invasion last week in Brooklyn.”
Let’s face facts, people. Do you really need a knife powerful enough to cut through a tin can? And not only that, it’s so powerful that after it cuts through the tin can, it can actually slice through a tomato with the greatest of ease.
Seemingly a lifetime ago now, but really just a few weeks, I traveled to south central Minnesota to attend the 10th Annual Combat Focus Shooting Instructor Conference conducted by Rob Pincus and his I.C.E. Training Company.
In previous years, the conference combined instructor development sessions for Combat Focus Shooting (CFS) instructors and instructor candidates as well as end user courses taught by CFS instructors. These end user classes gave instructor candidates the opportunity to practice their teaching and work toward full certification as CFS instructors.
This year, the end user classes were dropped, so all four days of the conference were dedicated to instructor development. 16 CFS instructors and 2 instructor candidates joined Pincus and his three person core leadership team (Barret Kendrick, Jamie Onion, and Deryck Poole). All told, 14 different states were represented among the 22 conference participants.
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Yesterday (Oct. 18), news broke that billionaire philanthropist George Soros had transferred a whopping $18 billion to his Open Society Foundation (OSF) – a liberal-leaning organization responsible for injecting millions into U.S. elections for nearly a quarter century.
While the donation had actually been spread out over the past few years, reported The Wall Street Journal today, it was yesterday that the OSF became the second-largest philanthropic organization in the United States (behind the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation).
Soros’ net worth, by the way, was $23 billion, according to a Forbes tally yesterday – which means this latest contribution was no drop in the bucket. Rather, it constituted almost 80% of what was in the billionaire financier’s bank accounts.
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“A bull calf that escaped a slaughterhouse in Brooklyn is now living happy and free in New Jersey.”
If ESU tranquilized the animal, it cannot be sold as meat for at least one month. Farm in Jersey? That lucky bull.
“It happened Saturday morning at a home on Halsey Street and Central Avenue.”
Posting my upcoming presentation at the University of Arizona yesterday reminded me that I should do the same for the paper I presented at The Copeland Colloquium on “The Symbolic and Material Construction of Guns” at Amherst College last March.
The paper I presented at Amherst is based on my observations at the United States Concealed Carry Association’s Concealed Carry Expo in 2016, about which I have written quite a bit (see the landing page collecting my posts here).
As the colloquium, and the planned book on The Social Life of Guns based on the colloquium, are both targeted to academic audiences, this paper can get a bit jargon-y. But if you’re interested in having a read, “‘The First Rule of Gunfighting is Have a Gun'” is now available on the SocArXiv website.
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by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia)
#thermometer, #household thermometer, #fridge thermometer, #food storage thermometer, #calibration, #food safety,
Calibrating food storage thermometers.
Keeping food safe for eating requires storing them at correct temperatures. This requires the use of thermometers as the difference between safe and unsafe temperatures is not easily perceptible otherwise. Household thermometers are usually of the range of -30°C to 50°C and they are made for managing the safe storage of food as well as managing the interior temperatures of houses. Any household thermometers in use must be accurateas faulty ones may cause food to be mistakenly stored in the dangerous bacterial growth zone (4°C to 60°C).
Thermometers can be bought at very low price (about $3 for a plastic thermometer of 40 cm, 16 inch in length, as in the photo) from general stores but they ARE NOT guaranteedto be…
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“Police on Tuesday were searching for a suspect in the rape of a woman in her apartment in Bushwick, Brooklyn this past weekend.”
Unarmed woman raped in her apartment. Demand, Constitutional Carry, and start sending criminals to the morgue.
I received this from a friend of mine and thought it would be worth-while to pass on.
You graduated high school in 2011. Your teenage years were a struggle. You grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. Your mother was the leader of the family and worked tirelessly to keep a roof over your head and food on your plate. Academics were a struggle for you and your grades were mediocre at best. The only thing that made you stand out is you weighed 225 lbs and could run 40 yards in 4.2 seconds while carrying a football. Your best friend was just like you, except he didn’t play football. Instead of going to football practice after school, he went to work at McDonalds for minimum wage. You were recruited by all the big colleges and spent every weekend of your senior year making visits to universities where coaches…
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“Police said four thieves tied up 91-year-old Waldiman Thompson and his 99-year-old wife, Ethlin, in their Bedford-Stuyvesant home last week.”
Urge President Trump to Rein in the ATF!
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I just sent a letter to President Trump.
The Las Vegas shooting has spawned a feeding frenzy among the political left.
And in response, some Republicans are asking the President to use the ATF to impose gun control.
This is the reason that I wrote the…
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“There’s a high-speed cow chase in Brooklyn.”
Later this week I will be attending a Gun Studies Symposium at the University of Arizona in Tucson, organized by Jennifer Carlson, Kristen Goss, and Harel Shapira. The symposium includes a Who’s Who of scholars who have studied guns for decades, including Philip Cook (Duke), David Kopel (Denver Law), Robert Spitzer (CUNY), Frank Zimring (Berkeley), and Gary Kleck (Florida State). And then there’s me, who has been examining gun culture for a mere 5 years.
During that time, I have been trying to describe and understand the new incarnation of America’s historic gun culture that seems so evident today. A culture centered on armed self-defense and concealed carry.
From time to time I get some push back, either saying that self-defense has always been a part of American gun culture or that there is no singular gun culture today but only plural gun cultures centered on…
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More WaPooPoo lies…
“Black Americans want new gun laws to curb gun violence,” The Washington Post headline tells us. “Trump offers more police.”
Pocket pistols. A person needs deep pockets. Holds pistol, and money.
Pocket pistols are all the rage today and, as I have written previously, this can give the impression that they are a new phenomenon. But, of course, they are not. To the contrary, they are much older than I ever knew.
I learned this recently while visiting the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum at Colonial Williamsburg between the two presentations I made at the College of William and Mary last week. Much like my discovery of a collection of miniature firearms at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, within the DeWitt Wallace’s collection of fine furniture, paintings, and textiles you can find “Lock, Stock & Barrel,” an exhibit of firearms from the Colonial Williamsburg collection.
And scattered among the many long arms in the exhibit are a few rare gems like the John Brush flint lock pistol from ca. 1700 pictured below. Note the caption: “Although Brush made…
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“The judge in U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez’s corruption trial could rule on Monday to dismiss the bulk of the indictment against the New Jersey Democrat, a decision that prosecutors say could ‘broadly legalize pay-to-play politics.'”
“A jury resumed deliberating the fate of a man charged with setting off a bomb in Manhattan last year that injured 30 people.”
Before there was the NRA Personal Protection Expo, there was the United States Concealed Carry Association Concealed Carry Expo. I attended the expo in 2016 in Atlanta and have posted a number of times about my experience there.
This page collects those other posts here for ease of access:
- Women’s Panel Discussion at the USCCA Concealed Carry Expo
- Why Women Hate Guns – USCCA Concealed Carry Expo Seminar by Beth Alcazar
- Mobile Tactics – A Mobile Three Lane Gun Range – At the USCCA Concealed Carry Expo
- USCCA Concealed Carry Expo Firearms and Fashion Show 2016
- USCCA Concealed Carry Fashion Show 2016
- Who is “The Gun Industry”? North Carolina People at the USCCA Concealed Carry Expo, Part 4
- Who is “The Gun Industry”? A Worm’s Eye View from the USCCA Concealed Carry Expo, Part 3
- Who is “The Gun Industry”? Observations from the USCCA Concealed Carry Expo, Part 2
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What, you were expecting Obama during his 8 failed years to have done this?
This is a significant decision and it puts countries like Iraq, Yemen, Syria and Lebanon on notice to purge all IRGC from their territories.
For a list of sanctions placed on Iran, Hezbollah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps,(Source)
None of these actions are without future conflict and militancy by Iran.
Just in recent days, the Iranian militia in Iraq it seems has planted advanced EFP’s, where one did in fact kill an American military soldier that was on a major road in Salahuddin province, north of Baghdad.
Earlier this week, the Trump administration was laying the groundwork as it related to Hezbollah by offering a reward for 2 Hezbollah leaders.
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Very good. I am a former NRA certified IRA/IPA/ISA instructor. The purpose is meant as an introduction to firearms. Now that a foundation is set, the shooter, can understand basics, and attend other, advanced courses where advanced instructors will build upon that sound and solid foundation.
I would say that most shooters who do not have any training, will tend to plink, rather than shoot, and many shooters will shoot, rather than Combat Shoot. It is similar, if I may say, that the comparison is like elementary school, junior high school, high school, and then onto college and post graduate.
Along with shooting courses, if I may suggest under advisement, I recommend classes in courtroom survival. I do not know if Massad Ayoob, still teaches, but he has really dynamic videos not only on shooting, but in the aftermath of any shooting event, whether the shooter is civilian or wears a badge. Classroom work is essential in learning, and building the skill set for this martial art.
Remember to always be informed of the latest and most recent laws of the shooter’s state, where they reside, and where the shooting event takes place, as laws differ, and laws are time/date sensitive, and too frequently, state lawmakers, do not have any idea of firearms or, The Justification For The Use Of Deadly Physical Force.
I have been so caught up trying to understand the overall structure of the gun training industry and its central individuals and organizations that I have neglected the proverbial elephant in the room: the National Rifle Association Education and Training Department.
At some point this past summer I realized I had never taken the NRA’s Basics of Pistol Shooting Course. So, both for research purposes and personal edification, my wife Sandy and I took the course in August.
The course was taught by Tim, a former military firearms trainer now retired to a small mountain town in North Carolina. Sandy and I paid $85/each for the course and were the only students.
Given the instructor’s credentials – 23 year Navy veteran who worked as a small arms instructor with SEAL Teams, Naval Special Warfare Units, and Special Operations Command South – we were a bit concerned that we were…
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