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Shall Not Be Questioned

The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State ...
  • Regularly scheduled blogging will resume after the Thanksgiving holiday, and I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving. I am taking some time off from work and getting things done at my club that need to be done, like getting the place ready for a campus wide IP network that I’ve talked about here before. […] Related posts: New Bench of Evil Have a Happy Thanksgiving The Paul Problem

  • From Joshua Prince: Yesterday, the Superior Court issued its decision in Commonwealth v. Ford, 196 ED 2016, in relation to whether natural corrosion (i.e. rust) over a firearm serial number constitutes a violation of Pennsylvania’s Uniform Firearms Act for purposes of possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number. The case involved a prohibited […] Related posts: Having a Gun in the Home and Drinking Preemption Case Appealed to Supreme Court Serial Numbers Upheld by 3rd Circuit

  • At the risk of embarrassing one of my readers by elevating his comment to a post, I thought this was as succinct a statement about the issue as I can think of: Most of the areas that still experience discomfort and lack of familiarity with firearms are the places that have basically banned them and […] Related posts: The Aging Shooting Sports Taco Grip Banned More Clubs Need To Do This

  • Complaining that we shouldn’t be blamed and punished for the actions of mad men is all well and good, but one has to understand a few realities: Ruling classes, everywhere, universally, do not particularly care for the idea of those they imagine they rule being armed. This is deep seated, and the fundamental well from […] Related posts: Live Updates on the Senate Really? This is a Controversy? Quote of the Day: Definition of Mass Shooting

  • This may be a bit of hate click trolling on the part of the Boston Globe, but here you do have a major newspaper calling for…. taking people’s guns. The logic of gun control lies, at bottom, in substantially reducing the number of deadly weapons on the street — and confiscation is far and away […] Related posts: More on Registration Speaking Different Languages One in Five Dems Think Guns Should be Illegal

  • Dave Kopel looks at the issue in The Hill, and notes, tongue in cheek: In the spirit of these proposals, here are some ideas for tough federal gun laws — most of which should have been enacted years ago. For people convicted of domestic violence, even a misdemeanor, how about a lifetime prohibition on firearms […] Related posts: Unlicensed Dealer at a Gun Show Unintended Consequences Brady Campaign in California Fighting Small Business

  • Robert Verbruggen has a great article in National Review that gets to a serious problem you will notice in research touted by anti-gun groups and people who really fucking love science. Let me quote: We shouldn’t care about “gun murders” or “mass shootings”; we should care about murders in general and mass killings in general, regardless […] Related posts: Facts Worth Spreading: It Doesn’t Happen in Other Countries Edition “Mass Shootings Don’t Happen in Other Countries” Says POTUS… in Paris The Science is Settled: Mass Shootings Not Increasing

SayUncle

Remember, I do this to entertain me... not you.
  • Jared Keller: The 0 billion 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that Congress sent to President Donald Trumps desk on Nov. 16 included an amendment that required the Secretary of the Army to transfer a cache of small arms and ammo no longer actively issued for military service to the government-sponsored Civilian Marksmanship Program, including the […]

  • Giffords gun control group equates muzzle loaders with bump stocks.

  • A new AR offering. I bet the 7 inch model is loud.

  • A 74 year-old in Where Great Britain Used To Be was found to have 160 illegal guns. He’s a collector and history buff.

  • A pair of CZs for competition

  • Some churchgoer in Tennessee decided, in a discussion about arming parishioners, to whip out his gun and show it to everyone. Then he shot himself and his wife. This line, though: He removed the magazine, cleared the chamber, and showed the gun to some of the men in the church. He put the magazine back […]

  • Ahem. But some of us did.

The Truth About Guns

Exploring the ethics, morality, business, politics, culture, technology, practice, strategy, dangers and fun of guns The Truth About Guns
  • Be sure to thank an Indian tomorrow . . . The American Indian foundation of American gun culture It is widely agreed that the United States has an exceptional gun culture. Although Great Britain is America’s “mother country,” the two nations have very different arms cultures. Why so? Historically, two reasons were especially important in […] The post TTAG Daily Digest: Indians’ Influence on the 2A, Re-Certifying in New York and Docs Against GLOCKs appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • NBC is reporting that in the wake of the shooting in Sutherland Springs and the failure of the NICS system to flag the shooter three different times, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered an investigation into the background check system used during firearms purchases. Implemented following the passage of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention […] The post BREAKING: Attorney General Sessions Orders Investigation Into Lack of Prosecutions for Lying on Gun Background Check Forms appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • Watch the video to find out what happens: we don’t want to ruin it for you. This young hunter will never forget his first deer, that’s for sure. Everybody remembers their first deer, but the hunter in this story couldn’t forget it if he tried. The post Ready for a Joke? A Young Deer Hunter Sat in His Treestand… appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • Following the DC v. Heller Supreme Court ruling confirming that civilian ownership of “commonly used firearms” is constitutionally protected, control activists have been flailing in their efforts to maneuver around that new reality. One of the more common claims made by gun control activists is that “the Second Amendment only really applies to muskets.” The logic […] The post Giffords Proves “The Second Amendment Only Applies to Muskets” Is a Lie, Too appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • TANDEMKROSS specializes in hop-up parts for your favorite rimfire. Beginning this Friday, they have three sales going on: off any purchase of 0 or more, free shipping sitewide Friday through Monday, and off all Halo Charging Rings (seen below) all day Friday only. They even have a Christmas ornament! The post TANDEMKROSS Black Friday Sale: Everything For Your Rimfire appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • William says he’s “a business owner who likes to be prepared for any situation.” That’s a sentiment we can surely get behind. See what one prepared business owner carries at Everyday Carry . . . The post Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day – William Jeffries appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • The new .22 rimfire plant in Lewiston, Idaho, is on line. Vista Outdoors owns the CCI and Federal rimfire brands. They’ve increased production for both brands by 20 percent. With end of the Obama administration, the .22 ammunition bubble is deflating. Most stores have ammunition available. Prices are coming down . . . From the Lewiston […] The post .22 for .02 A Round? appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

The Firearm Blog

Firearms not Politics
  • SureFire is exhibiting at the Military and Police exhibition in Paris, France. Milipol is the leading event dedicated to homeland security and SureFire co-exhibis with Terrang MP-Sec France. I presume that everyone, like me, is waiting for the upcoming 1,500 lumens M600, but it’s easy to get blinded by the figures only. Until we get […] Read More … The post Surefire’s new compact LED Scout Light – M300C appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • Stryker Enterprises is a manufacturer of accessories for the FN Herstal SCAR platform, all made in the USA. With inspiration from the FN Mk20 buttstock for their S.O.B.A. design, the S.O.B.A. (SCAR Optimized Buttstock Assembly) provides more cheek rest and length of pull adjustment for shooters who want to customize their stock for different shooting […] Read More … The post Stryker Enterprises FN SCAR Stock appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • Sharp Bros. have announced even sharper lowers, generation 2 versions of their Hellbreaker, Warthog and The Jack lowers. The design is updated, with sharper looks, threaded bolt catch pin, lighter weight and lower cost. Hellbreaker (AR15) – Gen2 “Hellbreaker’s distinctive appearance is inspired by the P-40 Warhawk, which was one of the United States’ most-produced […] Read More … The post Sharp Bros presents sharper, updated lowers appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • Primary Arms just announced the release of their new Advanced Micro Dot, it’s an upgraded version of their MD-ADS Micro Dot. Their new MD-RB-AD Micro Dot has an estimated 50,000 hours of battery life from a single CR2032 battery. It features fully multicoated lenses, 11 brightness settings that are controlled via a rotary knob on the […] Read More … The post New Primary Arms Advanced Micro Dot appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • The 20:th edition of Milipol 2017 has started in Paris, France. The exhibition is dedicated to homeland security and there are quite a few interesting news being released usually. Meprolight have been busy and have lots of news to show, like the new MEPRO MOR reflex sight with multiple laser pointers and 3 different possible […] Read More … The post [Milipol 2017] New MEPRO MX3-T magnifier from Meprolight appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • It is rare event that we here at TFB are given the opportunity to handle and shoot unique luxury firearms. As a regular reader of our news articles and reviews, I can understand how someone can get tired of all the polymer pistols, AR15 rifles and vanilla new product announcements. Today I present you with something […] Read More … The post TFB REVIEW: The FK BRNO Field Pistol appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • Our last episode with Col. Dillon, the infantry officer discusses U.S. small arms and some of their finer points of employment within the Vietnam War while on his two tours there as a battalion field grade officer. The Colt 1911? Great for shooting off locks. The M16A1? Dillon actually credits that rifle with getting through […] Read More … The post U.S. Small Arms Experiences and Use in the Vietnam War appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

The Michael Bane Blog

Author and host of the hit OUTDOOR CHANNEL show SHOOTING GALLERY spouts off...
  • DROPPED SHOT A WEE BIT OF BACKGROUND Definition of DROPPED SHOT: In the practical shooting sports, a shot that fails to hit the target; a miss. Sometime in mid-1985 I first wrote those words for the first time, for the newly minted FRONT SIGHT Magazine, the journal of the United States Practical Shooting Association. I was the founding editor, and DROPPED SHOT was my back page column.

  • ..than cleaning your .22 silencer! Still, had to be done. I had to soak it apart with Ballistol, which worked super-deluxe. The big Colorado state championships for the NSSF Rimfire Challenge is coming up, and my Sweetie and I are shooting it. Are we ready? HA!  My plate runs yesterday constitute the sum total of my match practice. Hopefully I can spin this up just a bit this coming week. I'm

  • Yes, back in the saddle again! Not saying that we had a big ole time at the Mill Creek Shooting Resort last week, but I realized we shot up pretty much all my 6.5 Creedmoor match ammo (Hornady 140-gr ELD-Match). This is indeed a spectacular facility, located in what I think is the most beautiful part of America, southern Colorado. The accommodations are super, the meals delicious and the

  • Dinner came out well. I did a chili rub on the salmon — 2 tablespoons ancho chili powder, 1 tablespoon New Mexico red, 1 tablespoon cumin and cooked it on a hot grill for right about 4 minutes. Served it with Cuban black beans with kale…kinda a weird mix, but it worked…the garlic, ginger, onions and spices definitely helped! I think I'm going to keep the Remington Tac-14 not-a-shotgun. I've

  • "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same." — Ronald Reagan "Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into

  • "Life is either a great adventure, or nothing." — Helen Keller It has been a dead run since I got back from Africa Monday night…I'm still waking up at 3AM trying to figure out where I am. I so love jet lag! Spent today in conference calls and putting the acoustic tile up on the ceiling of the studio…still not acoustically sound, but boy, it's getting better. A lot of what I'm going to be

  • This is what happens when you drop your guard! There's been a bit of a kerflunkle on the Internet regarding superstar trainer Pat MacNamara's apparent support of a waiting period and universal background checks. So much so that MacNamara's video publisher, Panteao [with whom I have occasionally produced video, so be aware of that] felt obligated to answer the charges on AR15.com. Frankly, we

The War on Guns

Notes from the Resistance...
  • ...if the FBI announced it had found in his possession... [More]Yes, "if.""If" there were compelling "evidence.""Bush Republican" Smeggy Noonan did her part to try and saddle us with Hillary, too.

  • The American Indian foundation of American gun culture [More]How we got from here to there, and why the Brits did not.Great piece. Read it. Share it far and wide. And pay no attention to the non-men putting it (and mostly it's author, via ad hominem snark) down in comments.[Via Michael G]

  • ‘Nonwhite’ student confesses having written racist graffiti... [More]Well if you and I weren't so hateful, they wouldn't need to. None of them would.No?[Via Michael G]

  • C. The following items and activities are prohibited on the Lee Monument, and any violation will result in an immediate revocation of the permit and removal from the Lee Monument: 1. Weapons: any pistol, rifle, shotgun, or other firearm of any kind, whether loaded or unloaded... [More]And if you disobey you'll have to deal with the "OnlyOnes" trusted with guns.[Via Mack H]

  • It's funny because there really are lunatics like the ones being ridiculed here. [More]And here are the fruits of such labors, encouraged, amplified and rewarded by the usual suspects.[Via Michael G]

  • Soros Organization's 'Secretive' Push for Liberal Prosecutors in 2018 [More]Well someone's gotta take point on show trials against enemies of the state...[Via Michael G]

  • [A] group called The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights avers that bodycams pose a “threat to civil rights.” [More]Well sure. Haven't we already established that facts are racist?[Via Michael G]

No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money

"Send lawyers, guns and money. The shit has hit the fan." - Warren Zevon
  • I have been doing these Black Friday posts annually since 2010. The state of the firearms industry is a bit different this year. After many years of double-digit growth, it appears the bubble has burst. In earlier years you would have been lucky to find an AR-15 upper for 0 or so. Now you can get the whole AR for that price.Let's just say it has not been a great year for the firearms industry...

  • It has been widely reported that the Air Force had erred in not forwarding the conviction for domestic violence of the killer in the Sutherland Springs, TX church murders. The Air Force has acknowledged their error in not forwarding this information for inclusion in the FBI's National Instant Criminal background check system. If they had done so, the killer - who was legally prohibited from owning a firearm - would never have passed NICS background...

  • That is the title of Second Amendment attorney Dave Hardy's new book. It details how Federal negligence and arrogance got people killed and how the perpetrators got away free due to the law. I've been reading the book and will post a full review of it in the near future. From what I've read so far, I highly recommend it.However, this post isn't about Dave's book but rather about how negligence on the state and...

  • I should have gotten this out yesterday but better late than never. The Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security will be holding hearings on two bills that would seek to legalize suppressor ownership there.From the American Suppressor Association who will be testifying at the hearings:On Thursday, November 16th at 11:00 AM in Room A-1, the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security will hear two bills which seek to legalize suppressor...

  • I saw a note that firearm company stocks were up today on rumors of a deal on gun control. What spurred it was a tweet by Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) who is one of the most ardent gun prohibitionists in both houses of Congress.Big news: super close to a bipartisan breakthrough on gun legislation. Stay tuned...— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) November 15, 2017 This leads to the question as to what gun legislation. Will it...

  • Adam Kraut, a firearms law attorney in Pennsylvania, is running for the NRA Board of Directors again this year. He qualified to be on the ballot by petition under the new, harder rules. Last year, he was about 60 votes shy of being the 76th Director. I supported Adam last year and I plan to vote for him again this year. I had dinner with Adam at the 2017 NRA Annual Meeting and came away...

  • The Wall Street Journal ran an op-ed commentary on the 100th anniversary of Communism this past Tuesday. It was entitled, "100 Years of Communism - 100 Million Dead." The article discussed the consequences of the Bolsheviks' turning Marxist-Leninist ideology into reality.In response to this article, Jack Wissner of Atlanta had this to say:Wanton killing of millions in the name of some bankrupt ideology is a bit more difficult when everybody, not just the elite, are...

Off Grid Survival – Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills

An online resource for survival information. From wilderness and urban survival to emergency preparedness and off grid living, we provide you with the knowledge you need to survive in any situation.
  • Thanksgiving may not be for a couple of days, but the roads are already filling up with drivers heading away for the holiday weekend. Unfortunately, many of them are ill-prepared to face an emergency situation while out on the road. [...] The post 45 Million people To Take Thanksgiving Road Trips: Are you ready for Roadside Emergencies? appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

  • A home invasion/burglary occurs nearly every 15 seconds in the United States. Here are 5 things that could be inviting a criminal to burglarize your home. [...] The post Are you Welcoming a Home Invasion? Five ways you Could be Inviting a Burglar into your Home appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

  • The Department of Homeland Security is planning to conduct chemical and biological tests near the border between Kansas and Oklahoma. [...] The post Department of Homeland Security to Simulate Biological Weapons Test in Oklahoma appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

  • At least 26 people were killed at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Texas and multiple people have been injured. [...] The post At least 26 Killed in Mass Shooting at Texas Church appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

  • Over the last five days, cases have jumped by 37 percent fueled by a strain that is even more deadly than the Black Death which left 200 MILLION dead across the world. [...] The post Deadly airborne plague in Madagascar now at ‘crisis’ point appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

  • On November 4th, the Department of Defense will run a communications exercise preparing for a massive coronal mass ejection event that would take down power and communication grids. [...] The post Department of Defense to Run National Blackout Drill starting on November 4th appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

  • Black Death, the same Medieval disease that wiped out ONE THIRD of Europe's population in the 13th and 14th centuries, has killed more than 100 people in Madagascar and infected another 1,200 since August. [...] The post The Plague: W.H.O. Issues Black death Travel warning in NINE countries appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

Musings Over a Pint


"It's really a shooting blog, but he likes beer too."

#TriggerWarning
  • Our son is no stranger to firearms. He built his own AR rifle a couple years ago and he's also an experienced handgun shooter. However, he's been looking forward to actually buying his own handgun for a while. After celebrating his first legal beer in the U.S. recently, our now 21 year old son finally made that purchase he's been anticipating for a long time - a SIG Sauer P226 Legion. Detouring by the gun store on his way home for Thanksgiving break, he picked up the gun he had already paid for online. Then on Monday he met me at the office at lunchtime and we headed over to the indoor range to try it out.After he shot the first few magazines through the gun, I asked for a chance to shoot it. I have to admit to a bit of envy of the high end SIG he opted to start out with. He's long enjoyed shooting my "basic" P226. He's been working hard and saving for some time in preparation, so I don't blame him for "going big."I also brought...

  • We visited a new brewery this weekend. It's not often we check out a new place as soon as it's opened, preferring to let the kinks get worked out first. But we happened to be in the Blacksburg area for the second day open for Sinkland Farms Brewery in Christiansburg so we stopped by for drinks and food.It was already dark as we drove down the road to the brewery, relying on the address entered in Google Maps. As it turns out, the GPS had the location a bit off and when we were informed "You have arrived" we saw nothing. Colleen noted that she saw cars in a field a short way back and we found the brewery. Unfortunately, the sign as the road was not lit and we had driven by. But, finally arriving, we were in for treat.Passing through a large sliding door in the barn, we entered a spacious seating area, complete with several large umbrella heaters and two fire pits. Copious light strings hung from the rafters added to the festive feel. We stopped at...

  • He grew up visiting craft breweries and hearing all about good beer. This weekend our son got to do more than watch.The beer was Right Mind Brewing Tommy Dinkus 80 Shilling Scottish Ale as we celebrated his 21st birthday with dinner and beer, for the whole family.This dad is proud the "factory beer" stage was skipped. [ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]

  • Well, shoot. (Or not.) Another week has passed in which I managed no visit to the range. After last week's meeting schedule I had even preemptively blocked off time on my calendar for this week. Alas, life intervened. I did get in a little dry fire; practicing drawing from under the heavier clothing of the season, but it's truly not enough.This cannot stand.I now set my sights (heh) on next week. Good health depends on it.On the bright side, it's Friday. [ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]

  • I've never understood the mindset of surrender that would leave one to believe the wooden doors of a church were talismans which prevented the deranged from entering with guns, or any other weapons of mass destruction. (No pun intended.) As recent events have made abundantly clear, personal safety requires personal responsibility, no matter the location. The growing threats come in many forms.I have mused on the topic of Catholics and guns previously. Relevant to Virginia residents, a former Attorney General also opined on the legal aspects of carrying in a church, noting that "carrying a weapon for personal protection constitutes a good and sufficient reason under the statute to carry a weapon into a place of worship while a meeting for religious purposes is being held there."Yesterday, Fr. John Zuhlsdorf tackled questions on the propriety of being armed, for both laity and clergy, on his blog. Among the topics covered, somewhat tongue in cheek, was a suggested prayer to be used by a priest when vesting with his firearm before Holy Mass.Domine, scutum noster et salvator, firma manus meas ad debellandas inimici insidias et digitos meos...

  • Today's pre-church chuckle.Sitting by the window of her convent, Sister Barbara opened a letter from home one evening. Inside the letter was a 0 bill her parents had sent. Sister Barbara smiled at the gesture.As she read the letter by the window, she noticed a shabbily dressed stranger leaning against the lamp post below. Quickly, she wrote, “Don’t despair. – Sister Barbara,” on a piece of paper, wrapped the 0 bill in it, got the man’s attention and tossed it out the window to him.The stranger picked it up, and with a puzzled expression and a tip of his hat, went off down the street.The next day, Sister Barbara was told that a man was at her door, insisting on seeing her. She went down, and found the stranger waiting. Without a word, he handed her a huge wad of 0 bills. “What’s this?” she asked.“That’s the ,000 you have coming Sister,” he replied. “Don’t Despair paid 80-to-1.”Happy Sunday.H/T to Old NFO. [ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]

  • To all the men and women who have given so much to make this country great and who have fought to maintain the freedoms we cherish, today we pause to say "thank you." Your service is not forgotten.Thank a vet today. Better yet, thank a vet every day."Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have." -- Ronald Reagan [ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]

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