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Shall Not Be Questioned

The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State ...
  • Gets a profile piece over at Bloomberg funded gun control site “The Trace”. This bit stuck out at me: Despite the group’s name, politics are mostly absent from its discussion boards. Members instead use the forum to discuss reliability, accuracy, and cost of firearms, and to get advice. Then what good are you? Those kinds […] Related posts: Liberal Gun Club in the News Again Creating a Pro-Gun Insurgency Within the Democratic Party Pro-Gun Dems Should Rally Around Jim Webb

  • Does this winning smart holster really put a bar through the trigger guard? Seriously? That’s not how retention should work. Leave this stuff to gun people! I give them credit for understanding that the smarts should be outside the gun rather than in it. I’ve been saying that for a while. But that holster is […] Related posts: Josh Horwitz on “Sniper Weapons” When Crafting Meets Concealed Carry Holsters: Not Just For Guns?

  • Apparently the anti-gun groups are having a right fit now that the SHARE Act is moving in Congress. The silencer part of the bill seems to be what they are particularly hysterical about. What the hell is the big deal? Without a gun, what are you going to do with it? To me it makes […] Related posts: Progress on Suppressors Hunting With Suppressors Legal in TX Suppressors Legal in Washington State

  • Despite SilencerCo’s marketing, the new suppressed .50 cal muzzleloader is not legal in New Jersey. Let’s face it, what is? New Jersey defines firearms in such a way that even BB guns are firearms under New Jersey law, and if you put a silencer on one, that’ll land you in prison my friends. I’m pretty […] Related posts: Illegal in New Jersey Blaming Pennsylvania Again New Jersey Bills

  • It’s time for some tab clearin’. We’ve actually had some positive developments in the past week, namely that the SHARE Act passed committee, and rumor has it a floor vote will be held in October. Time to put pressure on the critters. Breyer: Second Amendment not about the right of an individual to keep a […] Related posts: Constructing Statutes Weekly Gun News – Edition 61 Good News From Wisconsin

  • Apparently a number of gun control groups and at least one Brady Campaign Board Member were confused by a parody Facebook event. Looking through the Facebook Event, it even looks like it was mostly being enjoyed by the “Let’s make fun of those dumb, toothless, cousin humping rednecks” crowd. So either anti-gun groups are really, […] Related posts: Bias Where There is None Way to Stay Classy, Anti-Gun Folks A Lie Spreads Halfway Around the World …

  • They end up in power with grand promises, and then make excuses for why they won’t pass the bill: “The timing isn’t right.” “We need a bigger majority to overcome a filibuster.” “We think this is really more of a second term project.” I could go on. The right time is when you have the […] Related posts: When To Worry More on the Constitutionality of the Slaughter Solution Voting Day in Colorado


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  • That’s not retro. This is retro: It is interesting how the general looks of ARs changes every five years or so. And what sorts of gizmos people slap on them.

  • There is a supposed “smart holster” and its designers won M for the design. Yeah, voice commands and RFID will work 100% of the time, even in stressful situations. NYPD officials presided in the judging. Make them carry one of these blocks of fail. Via Sebastian, who notes: But that holster is dangerous. Because the […]

  • Congress has taken up the issue it seems. However, if you can’t get a permit in your state (i.e., you live in MA, NY, MD and others), your out state permit doesn’t apply. TBolt explains.

  • Ouch: Looks like he kept all his fingers though.

  • Trump to ease rules on gun exports

  • Surefire has a new watch out with a light designed for use in shooting a handgun. I would think a weapon-mounted light would be a better option.

  • Such tolerance, diversity and no racism whatsoever: All White People Are Racist and Always Will Be

The Truth About Guns

Exploring the ethics, morality, business, politics, culture, technology, practice, strategy, dangers and fun of guns
  • Remember the AutoGlove we announced about a month back? Well the ATF has put a stop to that. On 9/16/2017, we received some disappointing news from the ATF.  The ATF tested the... The post Vedder Holsters Daily Digest: ATF Nixes the AutoGlove, Mitigating the Trump Slump and Supporting a Good Cause appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • In the video below, Western Journalism puts the Trailblazer Firearms Life Card single-shot .22 gun through its paces. Or, more accurately, adds captions to the recently released promo video. Speaking... The post Life Card Revealed! Again! appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • I recently had to say goodbye to the man who introduced me to firearms. While I’m new here as writer, I hope that in the weeks and months to come,... The post Gun Hero of the Day: My Dad the Cowboy appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • Back in June when I was at C.a.R Firearms talking to Fred Hastings about how he uses a digital protractor at his workbench, I was introduced to Vortex’s Torque Wrench... The post Gear Review: Vortex Torque Wrench Mounting Kit appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • Originally published by John McAdams on Wide Open Spaces. In a previous article, I talked about my initial impressions of the brand new Ruger Hakweye FTW Hunter rifle. Since then, I’ve... The post Here’s How Ruger’s New Hawkeye FTW Hunter Did at the Range appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • In York, a city overrun by guns, a boy lost his dad. Lives depend on halting the violence, the headline at proclaims. Despite the “overrun by guns” and bloody... The post York City, PA Discovers Gun Control Doesn’t Work appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • Over at, Major Van Harl reports that Henry Repeating Arms is struggling to keep up with demand for its Lever Action .410 Shotgun. Henry’s website says the gun’s shipping now.... The post Henry Repeating Arms Lever Action .410 Shotgun Sold Out! Or Not. appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

The Firearm Blog

Firearms not Politics
  • Listen, I want the NFA repealed, the 1986 ban on new machine guns abolished and complete firearms freedom as much, if not more, than any other flag-waving American. However, the current law of the land is, well, the law of the land. So if the internet equivalent of a van offering free candy pulls up, […] Read More … The post WARNING: 80% Full Auto Glock Kits For Sale appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • Yes, you don’t own a flying car, but at least some of the promises of the future are coming true: The United States Navy has successfully tested its railgun prototype in multi-shot (autoloading) mode, earlier this summer. Although the US Navy has been testing railguns since 2006, this latest test was the first time such a […] Read More … The post World’s FIRST Automatic Railgun Tested by US Navy appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • Mike Beliveau has uploaded an interesting guest video on his Duelist1954 channel. Alexander Spiridonov, a Russian engineer and black powder scholar, explains how Europe’s earliest firearms worked in battle. Gunpowder reached Europe via Genghis Khan’s Mongol Empire in the 13th century. Early European firearms began to emerge in the 1320s. By the 1500s Handgonnes were increasingly common […] Read More … The post How Early Handgonnes Work appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • The Polish Army look set to renamed the MSBS-5.56 rifle the ‘Grot’, according to a recent report from MilMag. The move to rename the MSBS comes as Poland looks to make another large order for the rifles made by FB Radom. Radom confirmed the name change in a press release last week. While to English […] Read More … The post Poland Renames Its MSBS Rifle ‘the Grot’ appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • The US Army’s program to field a new standard-issue 7.62mm caliber rifle is dead in the water, it seems. Multiple anonymous sources have informed TFB that the Interim Combat Service Rifle program has been cancelled as part of a massive review of US Army small arms programs. The program was officially announced on August 4th, and lasted […] Read More … The post BREAKING: Army 7.62mm Rifle Program CANCELLED – ICSR is No More appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • A day after a dramatic product release that included “firearms” toting shooters carrying silencers moderators across the border into California, SilencerCo has announced that they are suspending sales to some states in the face of pending legal challenges. If you haven’t heard, the Maxim 50 is a muzzleloading rifle that includes a permanently attached silencer […] Read More … The post Breaking: SilencerCo Maxim 50 Faces State Legal Challenges appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • I do not like reporting bad news – there’s plenty of it everywhere else in the world, why does it need to creep into one activity that I do primarily for fun. In any event, as confirmed by multiple industry sources, Smith and Wesson has fired Rob Martinez as CEO of Gemtech effective immediately. It is […] Read More … The post Breaking: GEMTECH CEO Ron Martinez Fired appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

The Michael Bane Blog

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

The War on Guns

Notes from the Resistance...
  • What, not in The Great Spirit...? [More][Via Michael G]

  • [More]I've been saying for some time that give it a few years and anyone opposed will be villified as a hater.And what's with the specist exclusion?Wonder how the Caliphate would react to a crescent instead of a cross.[Via Michael G]

  • Some Virginia State Police troopers concealed their uniform name strips at Confederate rally, leading to questions [More]That's because they'd have probably looked silly in Frankenstein masks...[Via Mack H]

  • High school ‘shooter’ showed off assault rifle on social media [More]Give up?[Via William T]

  • One Of The Vista Shooting Suspects Remained Free Despite Probation Violation Prior To The Shootout [More]Knowing that I will never have rap record label executives vouch for me on a "gun violence" charge, I'm wondering if there's a privilege inequity here...[Via Michael G]

  • A Missouri Highway Patrol trooper will spend 10 days in jail for his role in the drowning death of a handcuffed Iowa man. In addition to the “shock time” in the Morgan County jail, Judge Roger Prokes sentenced Trooper Anthony Piercy to two years of supervised probation and ordered him to complete 50 hours of community service. Piercy will serve time in jail in five, two-day increments with his first stint scheduled to begin Friday. [More]Dang, that means unless they have a TV with ESPNU there, he'll miss Mizzou vs. Auburn on Saturday...[Via bondmen]

  • I'd submit that ownership of the night is something that could change overnight if enough are riled. [More]At least temporary ownership.[Via bondmen]

No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money

"Send lawyers, guns and money. The shit has hit the fan." - Warren Zevon
  • It is amazing how far gun rights and carry rights have advanced in the Badger State since I first started blogging in 2010. Back then, Wisconsin residents had limited open carry rights due to an advisory ruling by then-Attorney General J. B. Van Hollen in 2009. They were one of two states that did not allow any form of concealed carry.That began to change in late 2010 thanks to a ruling by a county circuit...

  • The charging handle seems, on the surface, to be one of those parts of an AR15 that doesn't matter that much. You can spend a lot more on a charging handle but the aluminum mil-spec charging handle will work just fine most of the time. By comparison, a gritty mil-spec trigger has the potential - and some would say the probability - to impact your accuracy with the rifle.I will admit to not having...

  • Safety is paramount when dealing with firearms. If either of these recalls effect you, please stop using the product and follow the manufacturer's instructions for returning the product for upgrade or replacement.First, for the person who assembles their own AR15 comes this from American Outdoor Brand's Battenfield Technologies subsidiary. It is the AR15 lower parts kit (Item #110114) sold prior to September 12, 2017 and marketed under the S&W M&P label. It only applies to...

  • Squish the Magic Rino returns to Raleigh!The North Carolina General Assembly returns to Raleigh on October 11th and Squish and his friends at Grass Roots North Carolina will be there to welcome them back. HB 746, which would allow permitless concealed carry among other things, is still stuck in the State Senate. While it has passed the House, Senate leaders seem to think bowing down to a certain wealthy ex-mayor and his hired minions is...

  • Every now and then you come across something that makes you say, "If I only had the money" or "When I win the lottery". I came across something like that today. I was getting a pop-up ad in Facebook for various pieces of property on looking at a couple of things in Tennessee, I put "Randolph County, NC" into the search function. It is in the central Piedmont of North Carolina and would put...

  • Mayor Bloomberg's Illegal Mayors has gained another member. Mayor Ed Murray of Seattle resigned effective as of 5 pm PDT today. He has been accused of child molestation by at least five men.From Oregon Public Radio:The resignation comes after a younger cousin accused him of sexual abuse in the 1970s. The Seattle Times reports that Joseph Dyer, 54, accuses Murray of repeatedly molesting him when he was a teenager. Dyer is the fifth...

  • Shannon Watts, potential congressional candidate from Colorado and Bloomberg's gift that keeps on giving, put up this tweet yesterday about the murders in Plano, Texas over the weekend. She is never one to let a family tragedy go to waste.Majority of mass shootings in America are related to domestic violence, take place in private residences, and most victims are women.— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) September 11, 2017 Watts and her minions have consistently argued against...

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Musings Over a Pint

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

  • idjitDerived from the Irish Slang word "Eejit", which means a person who is exceedingly Stupid or an Idiot. It was americanized and made "country" and slowly was changed into "Idjit" by southerners.I would edit to add: Often seen wearing a mask in public. Thinks socialism will work "when done right."We all know them. [ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]

  • The alarm sounded way too early on Saturday morning. Even the coffee maker was not awake yet as I prepared to head to the 2017 Commonwealth Cup at the Rivanna Rod & Gun Club. Before I started shooting IDPA regularly, I knew about "the Cup" and I've been looking forward to shooting this match for some time. The organizers took a hiatus from holding the Tier 2 event for a few years, but the match returned in 2017.The ten stage match was extremely well organized, and although we shot all day, we moved smoothly from stage to stage, with few backups. There were two indoor stages and we were transported across the club grounds in a shuttle bus for those stages. Each squad had a "squad mom" who made sure we knew where to go next and who was due to shoot, and who coordinated with the stage SO's. There was a delicious lunch catered by Mission BBQ. To ensure everyone stayed hydrated a dedicated club member spent the day delivering cold water to the stages for shooters and staff....

  • This was sent to me recently. I've decided to use it daily. Monday mornings especially.O Glorious Saint Joseph, model of all those who are devoted to labor, obtain for me the grace to work in a spirit of penance for the expiation of my many sins; to work conscientiously, putting the call of duty above my natural inclinations; to work with thankfulness and joy, considering it an honor to employ and develop by means of labor the gifts received from God; to work with order, peace, moderation and patience, never shrinking from weariness and trials; to work above all with purity of intention and detachment from self, keeping unceasingly before my eyes death and the account that I must give of time lost, talents unused, good omitted, and vain complacency in success, so fatal to the work of God.All for Jesus, all through Mary, all after thy example, O Patriarch, Saint Joseph. Such shall be my watch-word in life and in death. Amen.– Composed by Pope St. Pius X The older I get, or probably more precisely, the younger my co-workers...

  • It occurs to me...When I do poorly at a match, I am anxious to get back to the range for more practice in order to do better next time.When I do well at a match, I am anxious to get back to the range for more practice in order to do better next time.After this weekend's match, it's definitely the former. Time to hit the practice range.I've had a year of ups and downs on the range. It's a good thing I really enjoy the shooting, no matter what the scores say. [ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]

  • One has to give Alex Diamond points for creativity.Diamond was planning on attending New York City’s annual electronic music festival, Electric Zoo. The festival – held on Randall’s Island – was set for Labor Day. So, three weeks before that, Diamond traveled out to where the event was going to be held to case the scene.Upon surveying where the area, Diamond “buried a Nalgene bottle full of vodka on the grounds of Electric Zoo,” he said on Facebook.“The planning of the burial was simply,” Diamond posted on his Festival Pro Tips’ Facebook page. “We used Google maps and marked our spot on GPS so we knew where it would be. Then we waited.”That's one way of avoiding the high cost of alcohol at events. After forking over .50 for a plastic cup of beer at Fedex Field a few weeks ago, I can relate. (It was Devils Backbone Eight Point IPA, so at least it was good beer.) See "Man sneaks alcohol into festival by burying it three weeks earlier" for the full story. [ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint...

  • For my wonderful wife and best friend on this special day as we mark 33 years of marriage. Colleen, I give thanks to God every day for putting you in my life. I look forward to 33 more years!And now a musical interlude to help celebrate...Happy Anniversary to a beautiful, loving, and patient, lady. I am blessed. [ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]

  • In a fortunate turn of events, I had some free time after work Wednesday afternoon so I ran over to the range for a quick bit of trigger pulling. Since I'm shooting a large match this weekend, I figured a few extra rounds down range wouldn't hurt.It was a simple and short session; 150 rounds mostly shot from 15 yards. At that moderate distance, I often find myself aiming for the center of the blurry brown object, instead of the upper half of the IDPA target. Concentrating on the where on the target results in better hits. I've noticed also that putting a black paster in the center of the -0 zone is a good training aid, but that helper isn't present in a match.I'm as ready as I can be for the weekend. Shooting by myself on the range is a poor approximation of a match under pressure, but at least I go in feeling good. And it will be fun no matter what!The mental picture for the weekend [ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ] ...

Of Arms and the Law

  • Story here. "The Washington Post reported Thursday that Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund is donating 0,000 to the campaign of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam. It also plans to spend another 0,000 on campaign mailers to support him. The group is also giving 0,000 to Attorney General Mark Herring for his re-election bid."

  • "The ABA is committed to due process, unless you're a gun owner," at Forbes. I have much fun whenever ABA tele-marketers call and try to convince me to join that group of big-firm stuffed shirts.

  • Just published in the Arizona Law Review. UPDATE: I've long had problems with using "in common use" as some sort of a legal test. Heller takes the words from US v. Miller, where Justice McReynolds just threw them in as window dressing, noting that when the militia turned out it brought arms of the type in common use at the time. That hardly makes it a legal test, it's just a passing mention. Further, to the extent Miller can be described as having any meaning, it put a "militia-centric" meaning on the Second Amendment, which the Heller Court rejected. Moreover, it uses circular reasoning. If an arm is sufficiently restricted, it will never come into common use. If the National Firearms Act had never been enacted, I suspect millions of people would have full-auto .22s for fun plinking. Finally, why should "common use" define a constitutional right? The First Amendment doesn't protect only mainstream media or mainstream churches.

  • To be sure, as PAGunBlog notes, there was one member who hasn't been charged with racketeering, stealing from suspects, or overtime fraud.

  • The New York Times is reporting that "Within the Justice Department, several long-serving lawyers have decided to retire or quit rather than help carry out the new [Trump Admin] policies." The Justice Department has over 113,000 employees. So "several" resigning is hardly news.

  • Right here. Hat tip to Alexis Tunell of Orchid Advisors.

  • Story at Legal Insurrection. Federal statutes require that (unless there is a specific exemption) all money brought into an agency be turned over to the "General Fund," rather than become part of the agency's funds. Some eleven years ago, tho, ATF agents essentially merged with a tobacco supplier, with the original objecting of finding interstate tobacco smugglers trying to get around local taxes. Soon, however, it became a very profitable enterprise, and was itself buying untaxed cigs and reselling them at a high profit. "The secret fund became known as a "management account," and word spread quickly among A.T.F. agents that if you needed something, Mr. Lesnak could get it without red tape. As Mr. Lesnak described it, senior officials in Washington frequently sent agents to him for untraceable license plates, credit cards and more. Automobiles, particularly luxury cars, were hot items. "We had so many vehicles that we actually set up a company just for leasing," Mr. [Christopher] Small [Carpenter's business partner] said in a deposition. Agents relied on the management account for routine expenses, and Mr. Small said hotel bills and...

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