Australian Gun Control Won’t Work in the USA – Part One

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H/T AmmoLand.

This gun grab in Australia and it will never work here.


Top 2 lines (blue) total suicides and suicides with guns. Bottom 2 lines, (purple) total homicides and homicides with guns.

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Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- The extreme form of gun control pushed onto the Australian electorate after the Port Arthur massacre in 1996 will not “work” in America. The reason is simple. It did not “work” in Australia.

There have been numerous studies about what happened after extreme restrictions on gun ownership were implemented in Australia in 1996.  The evidence is clear. There was no measurable benefit, and significant cost. The overall homicide rate was not reduced in a measurable way. The suicide rate went up, down, and up, but stayed level as other methods were substituted.

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Ohio SB 219 Would Ban “Much More” Than Bump Stocks

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H/T AmmoLand.

If you live in Ohio call your State Representatives and voice your opposition to Ohio SB 219.


One rifle appears to have a bump fire stock. A bump fire stock uses recoil to help the shooter pull the trigger at a faster rate.

Ohio – -(Ammoland.com)-Fellow pro-gun Ohioans.

The anti-gun forces are trying exactly what we warned you they would do. Senate Bill 219 has been introduced to the Ohio Senate to ban any device that can “accelerate rate of fire” like the much-maligned bump-stocks. Obviously, OFCC stands firmly against this:

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA132-SB-219

Ohioans for Concealed Carry is fighting back. See this 2-part video where one of our distinguished members, Mike Newbern, debates a gun control advocate in a special aired by Spectrum Cable this past Sunday:

Don’t forget about the November 4 & 5 2017 class by accomplished author Andrew Branca. Tell your friends, especially…

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WordPress posting my posts thirteen hours after I post them

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.

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What Did You Prep This Week?

In high school, our football team had a nose tackle named Moose. He got the job done. He could take a pounding.

The Armed Christian

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.

Self Defense/Hunting

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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Learning the Combat Focus Shooting Method, Part 2: The Balance of Speed and Precision

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.

Gun Culture 2.0

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.

To be sure, Pincus has a particular…

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Officials Say Michigan Man Acted In Self-Defense, Illustrates The Typical Defensive Gun Use

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H/T Bearing Arms.

A Canton, MI man is off the hook after officials ruled his shooting of another man was self-defense. The 26-year-old man was at a woman’s home when the woman’s ex-boyfriend entered the premises and attacked him.

A 26-year-old Ypsilanti man acted in self-defense when he fired a shot that wounded another man’s leg and grazed his scrotum during a domestic dispute inside a Canton mobile home, authorities have confirmed.

The shooter was at a Canton woman’s home when her ex-boyfriend walked in and began to attack him, prompting him to fire a shot from a handgun, according to police reports.

The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office has denied criminal charges against the shooter.

“Based on the facts of the case, it was deemed he acted in self-defense,” Canton Deputy Police Chief Craig Wilsher said.

With a wound like that, I suspect the injured man will be rethinking…

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When Observation Alone is Not Enough – Learning the Combat Focus Shooting Method, Part 1

Gun Culture 2.0

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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Let’s Keep the Gun Control Laws That Work

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H/T JPFO.

This means we can toss out all of the gun control laws as the do not have not ever worked.

By Rob Morse. October 21st, 2017
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A mass murderer killed almost 60 people in Las Vegas. Hundreds more were injured by gunshot wounds and by being trampled in the mass panic that followed. Politicianscelebrities and gun control activists called for new gun laws. That isn’t a new idea. We already have 23 thousand firearms regulations. Let’s look at the recent proposals. We can keep the gun-control laws that work and get rid of the rest.

Demand Universal Background Checks– Lots of states already require background checks when firearms are bought or sold. The murderer in Las Vegas bought his guns legally, so he passed his background checks. So did the murderers who killed people at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, at the Umpqua Community…

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Black People! The Left Don’t Give a Damn About You!

Give Me Liberty

H/T Tea Party Tribune.

The black community would be one Hell of alot better off if they would accept this brutal truth about the left.

Black People! The Left Don’t Give a Damn About You! Let that soak in for a minute. The pursuit of the black vote has been a major concern of the democrats since time immemorial, which is amazing since the Black Mandems gave us the Klan, Jim Crowe, segregation and let us not forget the Civil War! To quote the right honorable Lyndon Johnson after signing the civil rights act, “We’ll have those niggers voting democratic for two hundred years!”

Since Trump showed Obama the door, and Hillary stumbled around the country wondering “What Happened,” the civil rights issue has been brought back into center stage with Black Lives Matter, The New Black Panthers, and a darling little bunch of Crackers who call themselves ANTIFA.

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Gun Control Activists – Say Her Name, It’s Carol Bowne

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H/T AmmoLand.

Carol Bowne is a victim of the anti gun attitude in the Peoples Republic of New Jersey.

Opinion : Reprinted from “Say Her Name”, by Shayna Lopez-Rivas

Carol Bowne

USA —-(Ammoland.com)- Dear Gun Control Activists,

Do you know who Carol Bowne is? Since you advocate for more gun control, you absolutely should know who she is.

When you go to sleep at night, her face should be in your dreams.When you pray, if you pray, she should be in your prayers.

You should repeat her name every single time you promote laws that restrict law abiding citizens from having and carrying guns.

Carol Bowne.

Carol Bowne died waiting for the state of New Jersey, specifically her local police department, to allow her to protect herself with a gun.

Had national reciprocity been passed, had shall-issue concealed carry been the law of the land, Carol would still be…

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Why Take Offense At A Fence?

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mexican fence‘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.

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2017/10/28/invasion-by-stealth-how-america-has-been-occupied-without-firing-a-shot/

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Flawed Idea of Gun Registration & 347 Million Plus Firearms

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H/T AmmoLand.
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USA – -(Ammoland.com)- One of the endemic notions of gun control advocates that flare up after any violence that grabs the headlines is the proposal that all guns must be registered to their owners.

The idea is that if the government knows which guns are in the hands of what law-abiding Americans, the flow of weaponry to criminals would be stanched.

There are multiple problems with this belief. For one thing, the unstated assumption being made here is that the United States exists in a closed system.

And yet, the explicit statement makes this laughable, given the porous nature of our borders. One example of this are the tons of illegal drugs that enter each year.  If our dogs and mechanical sensors can’t keep drugs…

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If Rob Pincus is Such a Douche, What Does That Say About Me?

Gun Culture 2.0

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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Law Professor Claims Second Amendment Irrelevant to Gun Debate

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H/T AmmoLand.

The claims made by this law professor proves he does not know his ass from his elbow.

 Americans with “in common use at the time” infantry weapons resisting government tyranny? What does that have to do with the Second Amendment? (Don Troiani – National Park Service)

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “[O]ne of the persistent and puzzling aspects of the politics of guns in this country is the insistence by ‘gun rights’ advocates on invoking the Second Amendment as a magical talisman, seeking to shut down all talk of gun control by asserting that such laws would violate the Constitution,” Neil H. Buchanan writes on Justia. The guy’s a Professor of Law at a university servicing establishment elites, so it’s probably safe to assume his “magical” misdirection and definition of “shall not be infringed” will accommodate all kinds of nuances, deviations and contortions that mere readers of…

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Range Report

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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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Rob Pincus and Gun Culture as an Impolite Society

Gun Culture 2.0

po·lite

adjective

adjective: polite; comparative adjective: politer; superlative adjective: politest

  1. 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”

  1. 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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The MG42: the Most Important Machine-Gun of WWII

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H/T War History OnLine.

The Germans had some amazing weapons during World War II.

German Fallschirmjäger with the MG-42. Photo: Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-559-1076-29 / Haas / CC-BY-SA 3.0.

Machine-guns were essential during WWII. Not until the final year was anything approaching a modern assault rifle seen on the battlefields. As a result, specialist automatic weapons were vital to laying down heavy fire, both as a part of attacks and as a defensive measure.

The German Maschinengewehr 42, or MG42, was one of the best machine-guns of the war, both in combat and in ease of production. It set the standard for machine-guns in the years that followed, and as such was the most important machine-gun of the war.

The MG34

The MG34 preceded the MG42.

The MG34 was itself a significant weapon. Recoil-operated and air-cooled, it was light enough to be portable while powerful enough to be deadly. At 900 rounds…

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WHY WON’T AMERICANS GIVE UP THE 2ND AMENDMENT? THIS IS WHY…

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H/T Keep And Bear.

Gun Owners of America say this definitely.

The debate over gun control and the 2nd Amendment continues to rage hot and heavy across the country.

But if the tumult seems especially heated now, we’d all do well to remember that it has always been so.

For decades some of us have had to defend the 2nd Amendment from the attacks of those citizens who believe that the 2nd Amendment should not exist.

Both sides constantly find themselves frustrated with the seeming obstinance of the members on the other side of the aisle, but today we can provide a little clarity for the gun grabbing left. The folks from the Mind Unleashed have put together a simple piece that explains the single-most important reason that the 2nd Amendment exists, and has so many defenders in America today.

As they begin, they explain that there is one “rather taboo”…

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Firearms Training and Gun Safety: What is Actually Taught?

Gun Culture 2.0

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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Trump Ready to Expand US Gun Makers Market!!

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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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CBS NewYork | CRIME: Woman Raped In Broad Daylight By Pair With Lengthy Rap Sheets, Cops Say

“Two large men with long criminal records raped a woman on a Harlem street, police said.”

Source: Woman Raped In Broad Daylight By Pair With Lengthy Rap Sheets, Cops Say

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.

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Actress Julianne Moore Believes There Should Be Limits On Number Of Guns One Should Own

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H/T Bearing Arms.

These HollyWeird types just do not know when to just STFU.

Actress Julianne Moore apparently isn’t quite sure what to do when she goes off script. Without pages to memorize and regurgitate on command, she can easily get off message. That’s what seems to have happened when she was on The View recently.

The friendly hosts of “The View” brought her around to talking about Everytown For Gun Safety, offering her everything she needed to make the case to the American public that Everytown isn’t what people think.

Then she blew it. Watch:

Whoopi Goldberg sets her up beautifully by noting the name. “It’s not about control, it’s about safety.”

Moore, now giddy, replies that it is. Eventually, she quips, “People like to talk about it as if it’s a Second Amendment issue. It’s a safety issue. A gun is a machine.” She then goes on to…

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New Wheelguns From Ruger

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.

The Armed Christian

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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Are Semiautomatic Weapons with Large Capacity Magazines and/or other Military-Style Features More Criminal and/or Dangerous?

The most dangerous things are:
(A) Hollywood
(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.

Gun Culture 2.0

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.

Why?

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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CBS NewYork | FBI Documents: Sandy Hook Shooter Threatened To Kill Mother, Schoolchildren

“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.”

Source: FBI Documents: Sandy Hook Shooter Threatened To Kill Mother, Schoolchildren

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Revolvers Kill! (May Be Even More Lethal Than Semi-Automatic Handguns)

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.

Gun Culture 2.0

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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15 Year Dept. of Homeland Security Veteran Says Obama Forced the Agency to Erase Records of muslim Terrorists…

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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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BU Study: States With Tighter Laws On Concealed Carry Have Lower Rates Of Handgun Homicides | WBUR News

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.

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Massachusetts has some of the tightest laws regulating who can carry a concealed handgun.

Source: BU Study: States With Tighter Laws On Concealed Carry Have Lower Rates Of Handgun Homicides | WBUR News

*****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?

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Candidates sharply disagree on guns in Virginia gov’s race | Virginia | pilotonline.com

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The two major party candidates in Virginia’s race for governor sharply disagree when it comes to guns.

Source: Candidates sharply disagree on guns in Virginia gov’s race | Virginia | pilotonline.com

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Millennials fall left on most social issues, but right on this one …

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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.

Source: Millennials fall left on most social issues, but right on this one …

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.

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Do Knifemakers Need a Website?

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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?

http://www.blademag.com/kitchen-knives/marketing-for-knifemakers-do-you-need-a-website

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Columbia River Fish closings Why…

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Agenda 21(2030) and Wild Lands Project….

Losing American Land

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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Gun Control Groups Pressure Underwriters to Blacklist NRA’s Carry Guard Insurance

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H/T Breitbarts Big Government.

These uninformed asshats in guns down are trying to destroy free enterprise and harm legal gun owners when God forbid they are forced to use their firearms.

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The gun control group Guns Down is launching a new ad campaign aimed at portraying the NRA’s Carry Guard insurance as “murder insurance,” with the goal of getting underwriters to abandon the coverage.

Guns Down admits that the insurance is nothing new–the “United States Concealed Carry Association has been in the business much longer”–but they claim to be targeting the NRA because its insurance is “more comprehensive.”

According to the AP, the Guns Down advertising campaign “casts a spotlight on the policies and asks the two insurance companies involved with [Carry Guard] — Lockton Affinity, which administers it, and Chubb, the underwriter — to drop it.” And the Guns Down ads include “a video message from Sybrina…

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Texas: Lady Administers “Taxpayer Relief Shot” to Home Invader…

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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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More on Ballistic Coefficient (BC)

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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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CBS NewYork | NYPD: Man Wanted For Stalking 8-Year-Old Girl, Her 12-Year-Old Brother In Brooklyn

“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.”

Source: NYPD: Man Wanted For Stalking 8-Year-Old Girl, Her 12-Year-Old Brother In Brooklyn

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NFL HELL: Several Stadiums Nearly Empty As Anthem Protest Backlash Rolls Into Week 7 (PHOTOS)

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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) […]

Source: NFL HELL: Several Stadiums Nearly Empty As Anthem Protest Backlash Rolls Into Week 7 (PHOTOS)

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Would You Settle for Only Two Guns? – AllOutdoor.com

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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

Source: Would You Settle for Only Two Guns? – AllOutdoor.com

There is NO Liberal Gun Policy that…

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UPDATE: YouTube deletes Maxine Waters promise to ‘go and take out Trump’ The American Mirror ^ | October 20, 2017 Posted on 10/22/2017, 7:15:49 AM by SMGFan EDITOR’S NOTE: YouTube has deleted the original video of Waters’s appearance. Another version has been embedded here and will be visible until it is removed, too. It’s been only four months since Rep. Steve Scalise was shot………………………………………….!

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Pass Good Gun Laws and Prevent Bad Ones: Slow Down

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H/T AmmoLand.

When have had many bad gun laws passed in the heat of the moment like the 1968 gun laws and the Clinton assault weapons ban.

Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- How does the United States pass good gun laws and prevent bad ones? President Trump had the best response.

“We’ll talk about that later,” Trump told reporters at the White House when asked about gun reform Tuesday morning.

A nation has to have good laws if it is to survive and thrive. Since nations came into existence, it has become obvious that a ruling authority, or government, is necessary for people to survive and thrive. Without a ruling authority, force becomes the only law.

The strongest, the best with weapons, survive as long as they can fight, defend, or subjugate others. Mankind has painfully learned a central authority is necessary to reduce internal violence and to…

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Second Amendment Gun Rights ‘On Life Support’ in the Ninth Circuit

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H/T AmmoLand.

It is time to break up the Ninth Circus(Circuit)Court.

Second Amendment Gun Rights ‘On Life Support’ in the Ninth Circuit

Calguns FoundationSAN FRANCISCO -(Ammoland.com)- In the wake of a recent ruling by an en banc (full court) panel of the federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, some civil rights advocates are declaring that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is “on life support” in the West.

The 9th Circuit has 9 western states and 2 Pacific territories in its jurisdiction.

Last Tuesday, the court released a new decision in the case of Teixeira, et al. v. County of Alameda which held that “the Second Amendment does not independently protect a proprietor’s right to sell firearms.”

“It appears that the 9th Circuit may have finally achieved its goal of making the Second Amendment a right in-name-only,” said Brandon Combs, executive director of The Calguns Foundation. “The…

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Left Supremacist Spin -Traditional Values Are White Supremacy?

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H/T AmmoLand.

The left is trying to shame Americans and erase our past and rewrite history.

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Does the political left — which dominates the mainstream media, Hollywood, academia and the Democratic Party — really believe its ubiquitous charges of racism against conservatives, or are they a sick ploy to discredit, ruin and defeat its political opponents?

During President Obama’s tenure, a conservative could hardly oppose Obama on policy grounds without being accused of racism. It didn’t matter that conservatives had fought Hillary Clinton’s health care plan in the ’90s because they opposed socialized medicine. It didn’t matter that they had opposed Bill Clinton’s tax hikes. Their opposition to Obamacare and Obama’s proposed tax increases had to be motivated by race.

If you repeat an absurd claim often enough, it becomes believable to some people. And the left has been hammering away so long against the supposed racism…

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Shoot/No Shoot: Balancing Participation and Observation in Studying Gun Culture

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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.

Shooting at an NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Course, 2013.

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?

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Florida Thug Breaks Into The WRONG House…

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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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House Democrats Introduce Bill To Ban Online Ammo Sales, Magazines

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H/T Bearing Arms.

I do not see this passing the house but with RINO Ryan in charge who knows what this fool will do.

Democrats are firm believers in never letting a good crisis go to waste. It’s why they started talking about blocking gun sales to people on the no-fly list after Orlando, despite the shooter not being on the no-fly list, and universal background checks after Sandy Hook, despite that killer stealing his guns. In addition to the disaster that is the current ban on bump-fire stocks bill, House Democrats have pulled some shenanigans of their own.

They think the time is right to ban online ammo sales, standard capacity magazines, and to require dealers to report anyone who buys two or more guns during the same five-day period. In other words, the standard anti-gun wishlist.

House Democrats have introduced a number of new gun control…

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Celebrities Release New Ad Demanding Americans Give Up Our Guns ⋆ The US Constitution ⋆ Constitution.com

“FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS!”

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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.

Source: Celebrities Release New Ad Demanding Americans Give Up Our Guns ⋆ The US Constitution ⋆ Constitution.com

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!

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Monster Hunter Ammunition

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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.

MHI Bullets from RMR

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:

Anti-Gnome Ammo

Branding it as anti-gnome ammunition and the proceeds from the bullets still go to the Houston Food Bank.

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DEMOCRAT SAYS ALL 40 MILLION CALIFORNIAN’S DON’T WANT CONCEALED CARRY

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H/T Keep And Bear.

Senator Dianne Feinstein is seriously out of touch with her fellow Californians.

Republicans and Democrats alike are hoping the Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein is not reelected. Even House Democrats are doubting her ability to be ‘in touch’ at this point.

However, that isn’t stopping her! “I am running for reelection to the Senate,” Feinstein said, “Lots more to do: ending gun violence, combating climate change, access to healthcare. I’m all in!”

Now Feinstein is standing in place of 40 million people and claiming that they do not want concealed carry.

CBS host John Dickerson asked her how she felt about the NRA’s (National Rifle Association) push for a bill to be passed that will allow national concealed carry reciprocity, she was extremely critical of it.

The bill would allow people to legally carry their gun in other states that allow concealed carry, with a carry permit from their…

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FBI Announces More People Die from Knives Than Rifles

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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.

Source: FBI Announces More People Die from Knives Than Rifles

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Branding in the Firearms Training Industry, Revisited: Rob Pincus’s Combat Focus Shooting

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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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Why George Soros Just Donated $18 Billion to His Liberal Open Society Foundation

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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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Gun Banners Unmasked: The Vengeful Face of the Anti-gun Agenda Emerges Once Again

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H/T The NRA/ILA.

The anti gun crowd is busy dancing on the graves of the shooting victims in Las Vegas and making absurd demands about gun control.

In the aftermath of tragedy, when emotions are running high, some people reveal perhaps more than they intend about themselves and their true intentions. Gun control advocates are feeling especially emboldened in the wake of the terrible murders in Las Vegas, and their predilections and prejudices are again on full display. To no great surprise, they are openly speaking of repealing the Second Amendment, retroactively turning gun owners into criminals, and confiscating firearms en masse. And while their publicly-expressed furor will eventually subside when reason again dominates the national discussion of gun policy, it’s important to keep in mind that what they say now is what they really want. It’s not “reasonable regulation.” It’s give up your gun or the government takes…

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Paper Available – “’The First Rule of Gunfighting is Have a Gun’: Technologies of Concealed Carry in Gun Culture 2.0″

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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.

Although the book chapter is largely complete, this part of my work on gun…

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Calibrating food storage thermometers.

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#thermometer, #household thermometer, #fridge thermometer, #food storage thermometer, #calibration, #food safety,

Calibrating food storage thermometers.

Figure: A household thermometer with scale from -30°C to 50°C.

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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CBS NewYork | RAPE: Search On For Suspect In Rape In Bushwick Apartment

“Police on Tuesday were searching for a suspect in the rape of a woman in her apartment in Bushwick, Brooklyn this past weekend.”

Source: Search On For Suspect In Rape In Bushwick Apartment

Unarmed woman raped in her apartment. Demand, Constitutional Carry, and start sending criminals to the morgue.

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Letter from the heart

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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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CBS NewYork | CRIME: NYPD Releases Images Of ‘Person Of Interest’ In Deadly Brooklyn Home Invasion

“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.”

Source: Police Release Images Of ‘Person Of Interest’ In Deadly Brooklyn Home Invasion

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Will Trump Impose Backdoor Gun Control?

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Urge President Trump to Rein in the ATF!

1. Click on the Take Action button to urge President Donald Trump to prevent the ATF from using the Las Vegas shooting to impose new gun control restrictions.

2. And follow up your email with a phone call to the President at (202) 456-1111 to let him know that Americans stand behind him in opposing  ALL 2A restrictions.


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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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Geraldo Gets Back From Puerto Rico, Blows Lid Off What’s Been Happening To Trump

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H/T Western Journalism.

Thank-you Geraldo for this honest piece of journalism.

worst, most dishonest press…’

Contrary to the allegations of a biased media, the people of Puerto Rico were very happy that President Donald Trump came to the island to survey the damage from Hurricane Maria, Geraldo Rivera said Friday on Fox & Friends.

“He has been getting the worst, most dishonest press about his visit to Puerto Rico,” Rivera said.

“It is staggering to me how unfair — how grotesquely unfair — the reporting has been,” he added

Rivera, whose family lives in Puerto Rico, saw Trump’s visit firsthand and said 90 to 95 percent of the people Trump met were enthusiastic about his visit.

He said the media distorts reality. For example, he noted that when Trump praised the island for its actions to ensure that the powerful Maria had a death toll of 16 as opposed to 1,800 from…

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Paper Available on “The Rise of Self-Defense in Gun Advertising: The American Rifleman, 1918-2017”

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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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Guns and Violence — A Bullet Point Reality Check

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H/T The Patriot Post.

Democrats and their Demo/MSM talkingheads insist that violence is a “gun problem,” but in fact it’s a Democrat constituency and policy problem.

The defense of one’s self, justly called the primary law of nature, is not, nor can it be abrogated by any regulation of municipal law. This principle of defense is not confined merely to the person; it extends to the liberty and the property of a man … it extends to the person of every one, who is in danger; perhaps, to the liberty of every one, whose liberty is unjustly and forcibly attacked.” —James Wilson (1791)

In the tragic wake of our nation’s most recent sociopathic mass murder, there is a natural instinct in all of us to seek preventive measures to end such attacks. The uncomfortable truth is, however, that there are no measures to preclude the manifestations of evil.

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Pocket Pistols: 17th and 18th Century Flintlock Editions

Pocket pistols. A person needs deep pockets. Holds pistol, and money.

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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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CBS NewYork | Judge To Rule On Tossing Charges Against Sen. Bob Menendez

“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.'”

Source: Judge To Rule On Tossing Charges Against Sen. Bob Menendez

RIGGED TRIAL.

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Lawsuit Over Las Vegas Shooting Tests Gun Industry’s Immunity

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H/T Bloomberg.com.

I do not understand why Slide Fire Solutions Inc. would be responsible because Stephen Paddock misused their product.

If Slide Fires Solutions is held responsible for their product being misused then The Big Three Auto makers should be responsible because a drunk driver misused their products.

Last week’s massacre at a Las Vegas country music festival offers gun control advocates a fresh chance to test a law, put in place by Republicans and the gun industry’s lobby, that protects the industry from liability for the criminal actions of some of their customers.

Starting with a lawsuit filed late last week in Nevada state court, the effort follows similar litigation over mass killings, most notably those of 20 elementary school children and six adults in Newtown, Conn. In most cases, the plaintiffs fail to overcome the law’s high bar for liability, but with the Harvest 91 Festival, where almost 60 died and more than 500 were injured, that pattern may shift.

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Collected Posts on the USCCA Concealed Carry Expo 2016

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Trump Sanctions Iran and their Revolutionary Guard

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Today, President Trump delivered his talk about formally decertifying the JCPOA and naming all of the Iranian Republican Guard a terror organization, finally.

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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Back to Basics: Taking the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course

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.

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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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Why Background Checks Are A Lie

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H/T JPFO.

Background checks like so many gun control cons are passed with the left is dancing on the graves of gun crime victims.

By Alan Korwin. October 9th, 2017
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Anti-gun-rights crusaders are calling for new and improved background checks. You know why. They’re dancing in the blood of victims. It’s what they do.

The problem is that background checks are a lie. The crusaders’ big claim, now repeated on all the old-news channels, is that the existing check has stopped about three million gun sales. What a glorious achievement. We need more of this, they say.

Not a single reporter in the entire profession has the brains, training or ethics to ask even the most obvious questions. This perpetuates the lie. Whether that’s deliberate, ignorance, stupidity, a plot, it doesn’t matter. What matters is it’s harmful. I’ll ask.

Where are the three million arrests?

It’s a serious crime to…

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Steve Wynn Claims Gun Free Zone Would Have Prevented The Vegas Shooting

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H/T AmmoLand.

This claim made by Steve Wynn proves he is stupider than he looks.

I can not imagine Stephen Paddock saying this sign says it is a gun free zone so Damn I will have to go elsewhere to commit murder.

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Steve Wynn is the billionaire CEO of Wynn Resorts. Steve Wynn and his wife Elaine Wynn are also a gun control advocates.

The Wynns have long banned guns from their casinos and resorts. Steven Wynn’s latest statements give us an insight into the minds of the gun grabbers.

Mr. Wynn believes that the attack that Stephen Paddock launched killing nearly 60 people would never have been able to happen at any of his properties. He thinks that the fact that his hotels and properties are gun-free zones would have stopped the massacre that occurred in Las Vegas.

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