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Shall Not Be Questioned

The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State ...
  • Mother Jones has an article about the Phillips suit against Lucky Gunner, et al over selling the Aurora killer ammunition. Mrs. Phillips notes: Working for the Brady Campaign became a flurry of media appearances and meetings with politicians, police, and survivors. The Brady leadership also encouraged Lonnie and me to sue Lucky Gunner, the dealer […] Related posts: Challenge to PLCAA in Alaska PLCAA in New York Courts Brady Victim Exploitation Reaching New Lows

  • These days, you don’t see much in the way of ridiculous op-eds on guns being published in the papers. Neither the media or the NRA are paying much attention to the gun issue today, and media is all too happy to attack NRA over their latest nothing-to-do-with-guns attack ads. Every single one of these old […] Related posts: Bad Luck With Plagarists Schumer’s Faulty Metrics The Intellectual Corruption of the Anti-Gun Movement

  • Good news if it passes: Included in the NDAA was an amendment I offered that would allow the Army to release excess 1911 pistols from storage and transfer them to the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) for them to inspect, grade, prepare for sale and sell the pistols to the public. Now if we could just […] Related posts: M14 Petition Disturbing ATF Assertions Military Curio Firearms Protected through Rider

  • Tam commenting on the recent shooting of an Australian woman by an apparently jumpy Minneapolis cop: Policing is generally something folks get into because they knew they always wanted to as a kid, or because it’s a reasonably easy gig to land getting out of the military. It’s the ones who suddenly decided in their […] Related posts: Happy Friggin Birthday (To Me) Quote of the Day on Wisconsin Carry The Mississippi Food Police

  • Following up on the previous post … in the great monopolies of the 20th century, IBM and Bell Labs, to name the big players, maintained great laboratories of innovation. If they were going to be monopolies, they wanted the public to feel they were benefiting from it. We’re still benefitting from much of the innovation […] Related posts: Full Auto Day – Hiram Maxim According to at least one law professor … Gorsuch Vote Goes Nuclear

  • One area where I’ve always departed with libertarian market purists is on anti-trust, but I could never really articulate it well until now: One place where I break with the Borkian consensus on antitrust is that I don’t think the Sherman Act was about maximizing consumer welfare so much as it was about inhibiting the […] Related posts: Google Not Really Doing Anything New On Guns Why Run Radio Ads on Rush? International Gun Control Effort at UN

  • When it comes to issue advocacy or issue activism, I’ve never believed it’s beneficial to do battle with a caricature in your head about what the other side is like. You have to study their arguments, study their behaviors and inclinations, and how they organize themselves. At the end of the day, if you don’t […] Related posts: More Gun Control Groups Becoming Unhinged SR-9 Safety Recall Not Interested in Dialog


Remember, I do this to entertain me... not you.
  • The Brady Campaign advised the family of a victim in a mass shooting to sue an ammo dealer. Now, that family is filing for bankruptcy protection because they took bad legal advice from the Brady Bunch.

  • Ah, Gecko45, I remember him well.

  • Laceys new rifle They are fun.

  • From Fischer Development: Though I could do without all the operator stuff, I’m curious enough to want to handle one. Via ENDO

  • Inside Italy’s thriving gun culture. Lots of cool pics.

  • An Alabama man killed an 820 pound wild hog. With a .38 revolver.

  • US Army 1911s may soon be transferred to the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

The Truth About Guns

Exploring the ethics, morality, business, politics, culture, technology, practice, strategy, dangers and fun of guns
  • What happens when you listen to the Brady Campaign, who knew this suit had zero chance of success . . . My Daughter Was Murdered in a Mass Shooting. Then... The post Vedder Holsters Daily Digest: The Consequences of Taking Bad Advice, 3D Fear and Girl Power in Spokane appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • I’ve been rabbiting on about the need for cities plagued by “gun violence” (i.e. gang bangers banging) to stop the revolutions of their revolving door justice systems. At the same... The post Baltimore Judge Denies Bail for Simple Gun Possession appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • David Codrea writes [via]: “GOP faces growing demographic nightmare in West,” The Hill’s National Correspondent Reid Wilson reported Monday. “Demographic change is slowly, but inevitably, moving Western states to... The post NRA’s Silence on Immigration Issues Put Gun Rights In Jeopardy appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • There’s a good reason you see all those Buck Mark decals on the back windows of so many pickup trucks and SUVs driving down the road. Browning makes excellent firearms... The post New From Browning: Four New Silver Semi-Auto Shotguns appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • At one time, 16-gauge shotguns enjoyed a fair amount of popularity. Many said the “Sweet 16” came close to perfection in terms of gun weight and shot pattern. While a some... The post The Sweetness of 16 Gauge: Nostalgia, Nonsense or Something More? appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • (sponsored post) Made from 7075 aluminum and Mil-spec webbing, Klik Belts are designed to withstand 4,050 lbs of force. They’re available in various belt and buckle colors and finishes, with... The post The World’s Strongest Gun Belt: 10% Off With Free Shipping appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • Wait! Isn’t this impossible? Clive says he’s a gunsmith from Norwich, England. Can anyone ID that “gat pistol”? See what one Brit carries at Everyday Carry . . . The post Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day – Clive Hill appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

The Firearm Blog

Firearms not Politics
  • Thanks to Miles for sharing this photo. Does anyone know who makes this rather potent looking AR mag? It is rather long and curves a bit to the right lol Joking aside would this be a 100 rd magazine? I am curious about the logistics of this magazine. I don’t see how they carry these […] Read More … The post POTD: Bigger and Longer In The Philippines appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • Thanks to Miles for sharing this photo. Does anyone know who makes this rather potent looking AR mag? It is rather long and curves a bit to the right lol Joking aside would this be a 100 rd magazine? I am curious about the logistics of this magazine. I don’t see how they carry these […] Read More … The post POTD: Bigger and Longer In The Philippines appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • It is hard to believe that TFB is now a decade old. It has been an incredible journey from a tiny personal blog, to a blog with a team of 35 people made up of 25 writers and videographers along with at least 10 people directly involved behind the scenes and the We have grown from strength […] Read More … The post TFB is now 10 Years Old appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • In this episode of TFBTV, James goes over what he thinks are the Top 5 movies from a gun guy’s perspective. James uses input from a poll completed by Patreon supporters in order to make this list. Gun porn need not apply, as all of these movies had positive critical acclaim, and a couple are […] Read More … The post Top 5 Gun Guy Movies: The Best Gun-Action Films appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • Manufacturing artillery pieces is an utterly fascinating process – especially if one has any knowledge of manufacturing. Specifically, creating the barrels is perhaps one of the most technically challenging parts of making the howitzers. Outside of the physical forming of the barrel itself, putting in precision rifling over the length of the part usually measured […] Read More … The post Heavy Artillery Production Propaganda Film from WW2 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • While everyone can appreciate Freedom Ordnance’s belt-fed FM-9 9mm wonder upper, another company has been working with the name on their own rifle – the FM-9 by Foxtrot Mike Products. Where the Freedom Ordnance blazes some new trails, the Foxtrot Mike does as well. The FM-9, by Foxtrot Mike Products, is a magazine fed pistol […] Read More … The post The Other “FM-9” Rifle – A PPC By Foxtrot Mike Products appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • Thanks to Miles for sharing this photo. Does anyone know who makes this rather potent looking AR mag? It is rather long and curves a bit to the right lol Joking aside would this be a 100 rd magazine? I am curious about the logistics of this magazine. I don’t see how they carry these […] Read More … The post POTD: Bigger and Longer In The Philippines appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

The Michael Bane Blog

Author and host of the hit OUTDOOR CHANNEL show SHOOTING GALLERY spouts off...
  • 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 Frankly, we

  • Well, sorta…for the next couple of months I will be in and out of the country like a yo-yo on a very long string. Every place I'm going says they have wi-fi…more or less…often less than more. I'll do my best, either here on on Facebook (, which is sometimes easier from a phone. On London…I got nothing…if you choose to be sheep, you will be led to the

  • Well, actually that's not completely true…I'm scripting for GUN STORIES WITH JOE MANTEGNA, so I'm spending 6-8 hours a day in front of the computer working. Given all the personal stuff that's been whirling around, it's hard to build up a lot of enthusiasm to tackle the laptop after I shut down the desktop. Plus, it appears there's been a massive reduction of IQ in the various social media,

  • The world's greatest trigger manufacturer take customization to a whole new level!!! From tomorrow's presser: New Apex Gunsmith Fit Universal Trigger Apex is proud to introduce the all new Red Anodized Gunsmith Fit Universal Trigger, the one replacement trigger for all (or most) of your custom trigger needs. What It DoesAn industry first, the Apex Gunsmith Fit Universal Trigger is

The War on Guns

Notes from the Resistance...
  • It’s time for our annual Summer membership drive and sale! In honor of the Constitution we all swore to defend; from now until midnight, September 17, 2017 (Constitution Day), you can join Oath Keepers, renew your membership, or give someone a gift membership at a great discount rate and have a chance to win one of three superb fighting handguns.[More]Or do it because you want to keep articles like these coming.Although I'd rather you did it because you realize there's a value to you and yours in getting armed military and civilian forces exposed to and thinking about the Bill of Rights, and especially about their obligations under it.

  • Thank God our protectors are out there securing the Blessings of Liberty! [More]

  • Just understand what SPLC's intent at the time of their founding was. [More][Via Keith B]

  • Katie Couric says fake news is ‘tearing’ America ‘apart at the seams’  [More]So are fake documentaries.

  • Ms Rudd adds: “Those who carry out such horrific attacks must know they will face the full weight of the law and will be stopped. [More]When? How?Liar.

  • The Core Problem [More]Good and true.Bonuses: "Counterjihad." I like that. And I can't tell you how many years it's been since I've thought of Sewer Snoids.[Via WRSA]

  • On Friday, the President responded by telling military leaders: "I am your leader". [More]At least Marshal Pétain had been the Lion of Verdun before he disgraced himself and betrayed his people...Lafayette, we are here. Where the f*** are you?[Via Jess]

No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money

"Send lawyers, guns and money. The shit has hit the fan." - Warren Zevon
  • While posting will be sporadic this week as I'm on vacation with my family, I did come across this from the Second Amendment Foundation. They are suing the state of Michigan because of their policies regarding firearms and foster or adoptive parents.From SAF:The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a federal lawsuit against the head of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) on behalf of four Michigan residents, alleging civil rights violations under...

  • I came across this video thanks to Twitter. The host, 22Plinkster, is engaging in what he calls "redneck science". He is seeking to find out how many butane lighters a CCI .22 LR Velocitors will travel through. The answering is a little surprising. Subscribe in a reader

  • Mark DeYoung, CEO of Vista Outdoor, suddenly retired from his executive position as well as the Board of Directors yesterday. The report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (see below) notes that he won't be staying on in any role with the company. DeYoung was CEO of ATK (formerly Alliant Technologies) when it split into two companies after merging with Orbital Sciences. He made the decision to go with the sporting and outdoor portion...

  • The National Shooting Sports Foundation adjusted figure for June 2017 shows a 10.9% decline from the same month in 2016.From NSSF:The June 2017 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 1,016,213 is a decrease of 10.9 percent compared to the June 2016 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 1,140,088. For comparison, the unadjusted June 2017 FBI NICS figure 1,888,266 reflects an 11.1 percent decrease from the unadjusted FBI NICS figure of 2,123,334 in June...

  • If you want to buy a Mossberg Shockwave or a Remington Tac-14, you may have to wait a while. According to the Oregon Firearms Federation, the Oregon State Police who are tasked with background checks in that state have put a "hold" on all transfers involving those two firearms. They are now waiting on a ruling from the Oregon Department of Justice.As you will remember, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives has decided...

  • In what has to be considered the worst kept secret on the Interwebs, it was finally confirmed today that Smith & Wesson division of American Outdoor Brands Corp. is buying suppressor maker Gemtech (Gemini Technologies). The Firearm Blog announced it as breaking news on Sunday, July 2nd, and many people posted this to Facebook including myself.Given that AOBC is a public company, SEC Regulation FD requires "companies to distribute material information in a manner reasonably...

  • The North Carolina General Assembly authorizes one day a year as "free fishing day". That day is always July 4th. It allows residents and non-residents alike to fish anywhere in the state without a fishing license or trout license for free.From the NC Wildlife Resource Commission:RALEIGH, N.C. (June 20, 2017) — July 4 is “free fishing day” in North Carolina where everyone — residents and non-residents alike — can fish in any public body of...

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.
  • Today, Verily began releasing 20 million lab-made Genetically engineered Mosquitoes in two neighborhoods in Fresno, California. [...] The post Google Releases 20 Million Genetically engineered Mosquitoes in California: Isn’t this how Apocalyptic Sci-fi Films Start? appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

  • Japanese Fisherman are furious with Tokyo Electric Power Co., latest plan to remove nuclear waste from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, and say it will destroy an already devastated fishing industry. [...] The post Fukushima plant set to release radioactive material into ocean appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

  • When it comes to setting up an off-grid retreat or home, one of the most important decisions you are going to have to deal with is figuring out the right battery system setup for your homestead. [...] The post Best OFFGRID Batteries | Off the Grid Battery Options appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

  • From powering flashlights, emergency radios, and GPS devices to providing emergency backup power to your home during a disaster, these are some of the top emergency power options on the market. [...] The post Top Solar Generators, Power Packs, and Emergency Solar Solutions for 2017 appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

  • The state of Illinois and the city of Chicago has officially reached 3rd world warzone status. Over the Independence Day weekend, over 100 people were shot in the city of Chicago. [...] The post Is Illinois Facing Collapse? Over 100 People Shot over 4th of July Weekend in Failing City of Chicago appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

  • Today when we talk about Patriotism, a lot of people fail to understand what that actually means. But on this day in 1776, 56 brave men put their lives on the line when they signed their names to an enlarged copy of the Declaration of Independence. [...] The post Declaration of Independence: The 56 Patriots who put it all on the line for FREEDOM appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

  • The Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan has been evacuated after a man screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ brutally stabbed a police officer. NBC News: The Canadian born suspect shouted “Allahu Akbar” before stabbing the officer multiple law [...] The post Terror Attack in Michigan Airport: Man Stabs Cop at Airport, shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

Musings Over a Pint

Shooting, freedom, and a good beer at the end of the day...

#TriggerWarning  #Deplorable
  • In the approximately nine years I've been playing gun games, I've seen a few DQ's for safety reasons. (The percentage of DQs to shooters is actually quite minuscule.) These are typically 180° violations, or negligent discharges when reloading or moving. In the interest of full disclosure, my own DQ was for a dropped gun. There's a reason for the strict safety rules in USPSA and IDPA and a reason all gun handling happens under the watchful eye of a safety officer. Thanks to those strict rules, the sports have an excellent safety record. Even experienced competitors make mistakes, and when it happens, it's only right that they are done for the day. It hurts, but if your brain isn't fully engaged, it could hurt even more more.What brings this to mind? Recently, for the second time in about two years I witnessed a negligent discharge, up close. Neither was during a sanctioned match. The first time was when I arrived at the range as an acquaintance was leaving. He knew I was fan of SIG Sauer guns, and wanted to...

  • Despite being able to shoot in matches the past couple weeks, the foibles of life have prevented any actual range trips for practice. Finally after work Tuesday, my son and I took advantage of the moderate (i.e., below 95°) weather to hit the range before dinner. The shaded pistol bay was pleasant enough, even though we could hear thunder far off in the distance.We did all of our shooting this trip from the 10 yard line. I wanted to focus on tighter shots, so much of my time was spent on head shots. I was mostly pleased with the results. A lot of those shots were taken in controlled pairs at the top of the IDPA target, or in body/head combinations.I also expended a lot of my ammo on strong hand and weak hand only shooting. I have to say I impressed even myself with the strong hand only portion of that. 80% or more of those shots were in the -0 zone, and the rest barely out. However I was less satisfied with the weak hand shooting. About half...

  • Today's alert from VCDL has an important action item for gun owners and 2nd Amendment supporters nationwide.I just created a White House petition asking the President to urge Congress to pass H.R. 38 as soon as possible and get the bill on his desk!THIS IS TIME SENSITIVE AND WE NEED TO SPREAD THE WORD FAR AND WIDE ACROSS THE NATION!The petition requires 100,000 signature BY AUGUST 17TH to be considered by the President. Please sign and forward to any and all gun groups you know - from gun clubs, gun organizations, chat groups, friends, family, coworkers, and fellow church members!We can do this, but we need all the help we can get from gun owners across the nation.Here is the link to the petition: 17 is not that far off. Please give your support to this petition. Sign today and share. [ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]

  • We were visiting in Blacksburg this weekend, which happened to be the same weekend of Christiansburg Izaak Walton League's monthly Action Pistol Match. Since I would be missing the monthly IDPA match at Rivanna, I decided to check out the Christiansburg match.The Christiansburg Action Pistol matches use IDPA targets and scoring, and in general, follow IDPA rules. However the matches aren't official IDPA matches, so there are some liberties taken to add some interesting challenges.The first stage shot by the squad that I was on was a classic IDPA stage. There were two partial targets on either side of some barrels to be shot while stationary. Then while moving forward towards cover, two more partial targets were engaged. The final four targets were engaged from cover. It was a fun stage, though I didn't shoot it as well as I would have liked, or frankly, expected. Well, maybe the morning kinks are worked out.The second stage was an all steel stage. A variety of steel was set up; a Texas Star, square plates, animal targets, a swinging hostage target, and a very,...

  • Each morning as I leave for work, I pass by my stack of "range stuff" in the garage. It makes me wish I was going to the range, instead of the office.One of these days, I'm going to be "too sick" to work. [ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]

  • I often remark that one of my favorite aspects of the shooting sports is the joy of hanging out with like-minded folks. A common trait seen among this crowd is an unabashed love of our country. I witnessed a moving example of this patriotism last weekend at the Fairfax IDPA Match.Every match at the club kicks off with the playing of our National Anthem. On Saturday as we stood respectfully as a musical rendition of the Star Spangled Banner played, the PA system suddenly gave out. Without missing a beat, seventy-five shooters spontaneously picked up where the music stopped and finished the song a cappella.It took my breath away. [ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]

  • It's almost a cliche regarding safety equipment that if you don't have it when you need it, you likely won't need it again. I recently ran across this quote from Tom Givens that sums it up quite succinctly."You don’t choose when you’ll need your gun; someone else does. And they will typically only inform you at the last moment."Carry your gun.See the review of training we took from Tom Givens here. [ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]

Of Arms and the Law

  • "Bald Eagle Threat: Lead Ammo Left Behind by Hunters". In New York, "Nine bald eagles were confirmed as lead-poisoning deaths in 2016, and seven so far this year." "Trump Inflates Wind Turbine Eagle Deaths." "Smallwood says about 100 eagles die each year [in California] due to impacts with the spinning blades on windmills." "By the way, bald eagle deaths appear to be rare. Also, as a species, there is less concern because their population, about 70,000, is growing, while the population of golden eagles, about 20,000, is at best holding steady and could be declining." When worked at Interior, a quarter century ago, I was told that bird deaths due to wind farms were massive, but orders were to do and say nothing, because wind power was fashionable. Hmmmm...

  • To settle the question "do guns kill?" 2ndVote has created streaming video of a Ruger LC9. One obviously problem is that the LC9 won't commit violent crimes if it knows it is being watched.

  • To be sure, this comes as no surprise.

  • A while ago, the military determined that using the Sierra Matchking bullet, with an "open point" as opposed to a hollow point, would not violate the Hague Declaration. To the best of my knowledge, neither al-Quadea nor ISIS are signatories to that treaty. They can't be, since they are not nation-states. The powers that be have tended to present the fight against them as rather law enforcement in nature: the objective is to "bring them to justice" rather than to kill them. If that is the case, then domestic law enforcement is allowed to use hollow points (and every officer with any sense does so). Armed robbers, etc., are also not signatories to treaties. OK, why can hollow points be used against American criminals, but not against the enemy?

  • Now, this fellow is straightforward. Though I'd probably prefer Massad Ayoob as an expert witness.

  • Here. I think the real objection living constitutionalists have to originalism is that it frustrates judges' wills to power. Rather than conduct social engineering, they must execute the will of others (the framers, or framing generations, of 1788, 1791 and 1868). But, as the framers themselves pointed out, that is precisely why they thought we could have a non-elected judiciary. Judges didn't stand for election, but they only carried out the will of those who did (the framers, or Congress).

  • Florida judge rules one aspect of "no retreat" (apparently, the fact that the prosecution bears the burden of disproving self-defense) is unconstitutional. Pretty far out in left field. The legislature cannot establish what is a defense to a criminal offense? Or it cannot determine who bears the burden of proof on that? And as usual the media confuses "no retreat" with every aspect of self-defense. These cases involved who bears the burden of proof on self defense, not whether someone had a duty to retreat. Ditto for the Zimmerman case, where all the witnesses said that Zimmerman was on his back, pinned to the ground, at the moment he fired, and so had no way to retreat.

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