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Shall Not Be Questioned

The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State ...
  • We’re pretty clearly in the middle of a global nationalist populist backlash against transnationalism. If you had to boil the current political climate to one sentence, I think that would be it. It’s not just true in the United States, but across the whole western world. Fighting against globalization is a fool’s errand. Eventually, globalism […] Related posts: Where is Gun Politics Going? The Australian Outrage Hurricanes Not So Much a Problem

  • With club elections now behind me, a new system to manage prospective members in place and seemingly working, I’ll have some more time now. I’m interested in bringing a Steel Challenge match to my club. The only problem is we don’t allow drawing from holster. Maybe I could get an exception for the match, but […] Related posts: Indoor Steel Falling Plates How Not to Shoot Yourself Using a SERPA Holster

  • It’s Friday, and I’m writer’s blocking trying to write up something persuasive defending the concept of Immutable Infrastructure in DevOps. Really, the client in question has at best Semi-Immutable Infrastructure: updates can be applied via the deployer for the systems that are now working under that paradigm. They don’t tear down the and rebuild their […] Related posts: Recent Conversations with Tech Support Quote of the Day More Trouble for Blue Trail

  • Kavanaugh was really the “safe” pick for Trump. The Dems are running a real risk of galvanizing him beyond what he would have been if they had treated him no different than the GOP treated Sotomayor or Kagan. I just went back and looked at my high school yearbook, and I can find multiple things […] Related posts: Maryland Appeals Assault Weapons Case to En Banc Court Another Case of Open Carry Activism Fail The Surge in Teenaged Shotgunners

  • New video from NRA defending Kavanaugh: The commenters at Instapundit love it, which should show you I don’t really know crap about populist propigandizin’. But I’ll still throw in my {loadposition feed3}.02. At least it’s related to the gun issue, since getting Kavanaugh on the court will make or break the 2nd Amendment. This is the […] Related posts: Gun Control in Mexico Reid Dodging National Park Carry Issue Celebrity Board Members

  • The company is being taken over by Paloma Heindorff. This is very good news, because Defense Distributed continuing to exist as an entity will preserve the lawsuits that are at the heart of this whole matter. This is a huge issue for me because it touches on both the hacker, maker and gun subcultures. We […] Related posts: The Cascade of Companies Boycotting NY Continues To New York, and Back, and Back White House Petition for HR822

  • NRA is alerting members on PA bill HB2227. This is the “Red Flag” bill that the GOP has started loving so much. Under House Bill 2227, a law-abiding gun owner could lose their right to own or possess a firearm and then have the burden placed on them to prove the false nature of the […] Related posts: Well, That Didn’t Take Long Constitutional Rights in the War on Terrorism Veterans Gun Rights Bill Clears Committee


Remember, I do this to entertain me... not you.
  • Unless it’s coming right for them: A federal appeals court ruled today that Detroit police didn’t have carte blanche to shoot a woman’s dogs during a drug raid simply because they weren’t licensed. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a lower court ruling in the case of Nikita Smith, who filed a […]

  • Eric Swalwell, U.S. Representative from California: We should ban possession of military-style semiautomatic assault weapons, we should buy back such weapons from all who choose to abide by the law, and we should criminally prosecute any who choose to defy it by keeping their weapons. Say when, Sprout.

  • LA Passes Ordinance Requiring City Contractors To Disclose NRA Ties This is shameful.

  • The Free Beacon: A top spokesman for the Tennessee Democratic Party’s effort to get Phil Bredesen elected senator has said he views “white male” gun owners as “the biggest terrorist organization on the planet.” And we’re supposed to be the racists.

  • And the jokes are funny. Trump should donate 1/1024th of the million to her charity of choice.

  • Cops get called about a man carrying a rifle. It was a bassoon. And “assault woodwind” would make for a great band name.

  • I have nothing to add.

The Truth About Guns

Exploring the ethics, morality, business, politics, culture, technology, practice, strategy, dangers and fun of guns The Truth About Guns
  • courtesy Henry and YouTube We can never get enough when it comes to seeing how the products we use are made. And that goes double for guns. Check out the video tour of the Henry Repeating Arms factory in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, above. Here’s their press release: HENRY REPEATING ARMS GIVES EXCLUSIVE FACTORY TOUR IN NEW VIDEO RICE LAKE, […] The post VIDEO: A Tour of Henry Repeating Arms’ Rice Lake, Wisconsin Factory appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • Ruger Super Redhawk .44 Magnum. (Author image.) Whether you’re new to the world of handguns or a seasoned veteran you might have some questions about the different hammer-fired guns on the market. Before we delve into that, let’s do a quick refresher on how hammer-fired guns work in general. Hammer-fired actions perform as the name suggests. When a hammer-fired semi-automatic gun is […] The post How it Works: Single-Action vs. Double-Action appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  •  A .22 pistol is some of the best and cheapest fun you can have with your clothes on. Which one, though, to buy? Partially, that depends on the intended purpose. Some are good all-arounders and others are better for specific uses. The ones that attach to a belt buckle probably aren’t good for too much […] The post The 6 Best .22 Pistols For Plinking, Hunting And All Around Fun appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • Opinions on XS’s Big Dot sights are strong. People either really like ’em or really don’t. We’re in the former camp. We’ve liked them since we first tried them, enough to put them on a couple of our our EDC pistols. Now the Fort Worth company is announcing a new model, DXT2 Big Dot Night […] The post XS Sights Introduces New DXT2 Big Dot Night Sights appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • courtesy and Getty Reader Sam I Am writes: This blog is about guns, but sometimes we need to look elsewhere for hints about what is coming down the pike for guns, gun owners, and gun rights. For that reason, I’m resurrecting the discussion about the Kavanaugh confirmation. Despite all the clamor, it was difficult to engage in a […] The post What Did the Gun Rights Community Get With the Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation? appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • courtesy “Rifles carried by Spokane police on patrol will soon be equipped with suppressors, a move the department says will protect officers and civilians from hearing damage.” That report’s from the Gee, it’s almost as if suppressors aren’t really the preferred tools of criminals, assassins and double-naught spies after all. It turns out they’re really […] The post Gunsense: Spokane Police Equipping All Service Rifles With Silencers appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

  • By Dr. Larry Trick “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759 “The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms, like law, discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer […] The post What The Second Amendment Really Means – The Founders Weigh In appeared first on The Truth About Guns.

The Firearm Blog

Firearms not Politics
  • The Department of Defense has confirmed that SIG Sauer have been awarded a contract to provide the US Special Operations Command’s new SFP Squad Variable Power Scope. The contract is worth just under million. On the 4th October we reported that Night Force Optics had been awarded a million contract to provide the […] Read More … The post US SOCOM Selects SIG Sauer TANGO6 For Squad-Variable Powered Scopes (SFP) appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • The Firearm Blog has visited another exclusive gun store in London. In the past, we have visited the Beretta Gallery and the Holland & Holland Flagship store. We can also recommend The Imperial War museum, Part I and Part II. The James Bond in Motion is still showing, but you can check our story here […] Read More … The post A visit to James Purdey & Sons – British gunmaker of London appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • Alexander Global Strategies I recently attended Law Enforcement Protective Operations with Alexander Global Strategies. This was a 5 day course at the Alliance Police Range in Alliance, Ohio. This course teaches the fundamentals of executive protection. Due to the student base of this course, content focused on departments providing or assisting a protection team. However, […] Read More … The post Law Enforcement Protective Operations appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • The Bundeswehr’s programme to replace the Heckler & Koch G36 by 2020 has stalled. German newspaper Die Welt am Sonntag reports that none of the weapons submitted have fulfilled the Bundeswehr’s “individual mandatory requirements.” Die Welt have seen a copy of a confidential report from the German Defense Ministry’s procurement office, the BAAINBw, outlining the failure. The controversy surrounding […] Read More … The post BREAKING: Bundeswehr Rifle Trial to Replace G36 Stalls appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • The Popular Mobilization Units or PMU of Iraq had a critical role in repelling the so-called ISIS attacks, Iran’s support for Iraq in the confrontation of Daesh/ISIS included weapons and military expertise (please note that there are PMU in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen so we have to clarify which PMU we refer to, even though all […] Read More … The post Iraqi PMU “Up-Scaled” RPG appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • The 5 Best 00 Scopes is a video you have been asking for all year. Joel got it done here! Check out these great optics and let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below. ««« PATREON GIVEAWAYS »»» TFBTV is giving away one gun a month to a randomly selected -level […] Read More … The post The 5 Best 00 Scopes appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

  • The Heckler & Koch MP7 is such a cool firearm. I guess everyone would like to have one, if only they could. Joining the Norwegian Home Guard is one way of shooting one. In Today’s Photo Of The Day we take a closer look at the MP7, as used by Norway. Below: Home guard soldiers […] Read More … The post POTD: Heckler & Koch MP7 in the Norwegian Defence appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

The Michael Bane Blog

Author and host of the hit OUTDOOR CHANNEL show SHOOTING GALLERY spouts off...
  • Good grief! An article I agree with in NRO (excepting Charles Cooke, their In-house Brit Second Amendment absolutist, with whom I rarely find fault). I'm a single issue voter, as I'm pretty sure you guys know by now. My rationale is and has been that a person's stance on the individual ownership of firearms and their views on the personal responsibility of carrying firearms tells me -- quite

  • last post seems to have disappeared from Facebook...probably a technical glitch...LOL! So here it is on the Blog. Hey Facebook...Happy Independence Day, you fascist bastards! You probably know I unconditionally support Tess Thompson Talley in this manufactured controversy, as I support all forms of legal hunting. I also feel for her, coming off the hunt of her life, to be made to

  • Here's the lowdown on Africa 2018! We were hunting at Ft. Richmond Safaris about an hour and a half from Kimberly, with Richard's and my very good friend Geoffrey Wayland doing the PH duty. The property we were hunting on was roughly 10,000 acres, with hills, acacia savannas and thorn thickets that proved to be a lot denser when you were stalking through it than it looked from the hilltops

  • FROM BEARING ARMS:  "Basically, to use their terminology, they’re trying to “other” us.You see, when you successfully “other” a group, you’re capable of doing any horrible thing. You essentially classify a group as something other than human, thus it becomes easy to commit atrocities against those people. It’s how the Nazis were able to do such terrible things to the Jews. They’d already “

  • Things lost; things gained; the past, as always, remains. The thing is I don’t remember the first time I had a gun in my hands. It seems like something I should remember, some profound milestone to mark the passing from childhood to the mysterious realm of the adults. But...nothing. I do remember my father and his brother, Uncle Sonny, sitting on the porch of my grandparents’ ramshackle

  • The complete rig, two Taylors 1872 Open Tops on 1860 Army gripframes, in .44 Russian, completely overhauled by Jeff Ault at Munden's Six-Gun Magic and Will Ghormley's"Flames of Hell" holsters from 3:10 TO YUMA. To say the actions are now "good" is a vast understatement…they are some of the best single action triggers I have ever felt, period. In fact, the trigger is as good as the action/trigger

  • 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.

The War on Guns

Notes from the Resistance...
  • As long as they brought up highest rates, does anyone see an attempt to correlate what they are in Democrat as opposed to Republican strongholds? After all, the most dangerous cities in America are Bloomberg cities. [More]Gosh, it's almost like there's an agenda here or something...

  • Third time's the charm, Hillary. [More]Brought to you by the guy who's "changed [his]mind about immigration" without acknowledging what that will result in.[Via Dave Licht]

  • Health Systems Interventions to Prevent Firearm Injuries and Death: A Workshop [More]Just in time for pre-mid term headlines and talking points!I'm going to forward this to DRGO and see if this is something they can influence.[Via Larry H]

  • Instrument of terrorWe're the Only Ones unproven enoughA growing concernForward observersSickness of the soul

  • Democrat Candidates Told to Lie About Party’s Support for Sanctuary Cities and Open Borders [More]And, of course, the genius Vulcan Chessmasters of Fairfax aren't going to lift a finger to warn gun owners as to why that's relevant.  God forbid they let it affect a candidate's grade.Single issue, you know.[Via Michael G]

  • "I yelled at my husband last night. Not pick-up-your-socks yell. Not how-could-you-ignore-that-red-light yell. This was real yelling. This was 30 minutes of from-the-gut yelling. Triggered by a small, thoughtless, dismissive, annoyed, patronizing comment. Really small. A micro-wave that triggered a hurricane. I blew. Hard and fast." [More]Yep. Sounds like hydrophobia.[Via Michael G]

  • Doug, I would love for you to think critically about the language you use when speaking about people with felony convictions. Labels like “felon” reduce an individual to violations they’ve been convicted of rather than their humanity, and we’re all more than our worst act. [More]Thanks, cupcake.[Via bondmen]

No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money

"Send lawyers, guns and money. The shit has hit the fan." - Warren Zevon
  • The series on the state party platforms of the Democrat Party continues with Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, and New Jersey. MontanaThe Montana Democrat Platform addresses firearms in the section on Hunting, Fishing, and Outdoor Recreation and in the section on Crime and Punishment. Under the Hunting section, it says:The right to keep and bear arms as defined in both the Montana and the U.S. Constitutions.That section goes on to say that they support public...

  • Ruger has issued a safety bulletin for their 9mm Ruger American pistols due to premature wear on locking surfaces. It only applies to the 9mm Ruger American model and not those in .45 ACP. ...

  • Eric at IV8888 mated a Brownells Retro XM177E2 upper with a full auto M-16 lower. The fun you can have with full auto! No pumpkin, soda bottle, or watermelon is safe. Just think, if we didn't have the Hughes Amendment, we could get new full auto lowers or even complete guns. Subscribe in a reader

  • Continuing on with my series of posts detailing the position of the individual state Democratic Parties on firearms, we move on to a quintuplet of "M" states.MassachusettsThe Massachusetts Democratic Party platform actually has very little in it regarding firearms. My supposition is that it was created in 2017 before red flag laws came into vogue and, perhaps more tellingly, because Massachusetts already so much gun control.From the platform adopted in 2017:Preventing gun violence through universal...

  • Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States Subscribe in a reader

  • Phillip Price is the Democratic nominee for Congress in the 11th Congressional District of North Carolina. He will be facing incumbent Rep. Mark Meadows (D-NC-11). I would be in Meadows' district if I lived a mere 10 miles further south.Price owns a company that deals in reclaimed lumber as well as continues to be a touring musician with his band called D. S. F. Earthcorps. He is also a self-proclaimed hunter and has been running...

  • Kimberly Strassel is a journalist and member of the Wall Street Journal's editorial board. Unlike many in her profession, she is a conservative. Moreover, she has been steadfast in her support of Judge Brett Kavanaugh and has been very vocal about it on Twitter.Yesterday, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (RINO-AK) broke with her Republican colleagues and voted against invoking cloture on the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh. While saying that Kavanaugh was a good man she said he...

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.
  • Many survivalists are turning to shipping containers to serve as their underground homes. While shipping containers are great for shipping, they may not make the best temporary living arrangements, especially if you plan to bury them underground. [...] The post Commercial Shipping Materials for Doomsday Bunkers appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

  • Earlier this month, during a two day period, four different international flights were stopped and quarantined after passengers reported flu-like symptoms. Experts warn, air travel is the most likely delivery system for a coming bio-terror attack. [...] The post Experts Warn, Terrorists could weaponize highly infectious diseases and use Planes to Spread appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

  • On Thursday, September 20, the federal government will be conducting a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and people are losing their minds! [...] The post Presidential Alerts: FEMA to test emergency alert system next week appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

  • Over the last couple of months, we’ve been profiling the RV lifestyle. We’ve talked to hundreds of different people about how they live and what life looks like out on the road; we’ve become so [...] The post Traveling the Country in an RV while still Working and Making a Living 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 2018 appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

  • For the second day in a row, the CDC is investigating another set of sick passengers arriving in the U.S. via international flights. This time, Emergency crews responded to two separate international flights where passengers [...] The post CDC investigating multiple sick passengers on more flights with Passengers returning from Mecca appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

  • Police say one suspect is ‘dead at the scene.’ Searches were ongoing for a possible second shooter. [...] The post Mass Shooting at Video Game Tournament In Jacksonville, Florida appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

Musings Over a Barrel

Some guy's shooting journey, capped with a good beer at the end of the day...

  • The former chairman of Coors Brewing Company passed away this weekend.Bill Coors, a pioneer in the American brewing industry and former chairman of the Adolph Coors Company, died peacefully at his home Saturday at 102.Molson Coors confirmed his passing in a statement published Saturday.Bill Coors began working for his grandfather Adolph's brewing company in 1939. Twenty years later, he became company chairman, during which he created and developed the aluminum can, a key milestone for the beer industry.Despite a lot of skepticism at the time, the aluminum can contributed greatly to the expansion of the craft beer movement, especially in recent years. They are lightweight and preserve the flavor of the beer much better than glass bottles. But, the bigger part of the story is that Bill Coors lived to 102.Maybe I need to drink more Coors.See "Beer giant Bill Coors dies at 102" for more. [ This content originated at Musings Over a Barrel ]

  • I spent the evening before the Potomac Grail IDPA match at a hotel in Frederick, Maryland. Searching for local attractions I saw that there was a cigar shop just a few minutes from my hotel. Rather than sit in my room, or a local pub, I headed over to Quartermasters Cigars to browse.Besides the well-stocked humidor, the shop has a large lounge that’s open to the public. I decided to pick up a couple cigars and enjoy one there.There were a lot of regulars in the lounge on this Friday evening, and I may have been the only visitor. I saw many folks with cigar travel cases and a plethora of beverages. Unfortunately I was not prepared with a beverage other than a bottle of water, but that sufficed for this evening.I enjoyed the smoke while catching up with email and news on my phone. Then it was time to head back to the hotel room for a little dry fire before the match. It was a most pleasant evening.A report on the match will be a few days coming. [...

  • Today marks the 11th birthday of these Musings. I think that's something like 77 in blog years. It's been a fun journey so far. The blog has been through some changes, with varying amounts of activity over the years. Since the summer, posting has slowed due time constraints. I did manage to keep up the shooting related posts, mainly for my own use in journaling the range trips and matches. I'm looking forward to some recreational time this fall to explore more beer, bourbon, cigars, and of course, more shooting.Thanks for playing along the last 1.1 decades.October 6 also marks the date of the first train robbery in the United States in 1866. Take that for what it's worth.Cheers! [ This content originated at Musings Over a Barrel ]

  • I was surprised to get this letter the other day informing me I had won a certificate for a Glock pistol at the IDPA Nationals.I've never owned a Glock. I've never fired a Glock. But a free gun is a free gun! I have a few months to decide what I'd like. A big .45? Or a compact 9mm perhaps? Maybe I'll build a PCC from it.That's two guns won now. In both cases, the prizes were outside my normal interests. At least that's a good way to try new things.Thanks to GLOCK, Inc. for their support of IDPA. [ This content originated at Musings Over a Barrel ]

  • Even though I shot three IDPA matches in September, including the IDPA Nationals, I did not get in any trips to the indoor range for practice. I sure didn't get a good ROI on my membership fees in August! On Monday, I finally made it down to Winding Brook Indoor Range, for the first time in five weeks.This visit was a quick one, and I brought along just 150 rounds. For the first 100 rounds, I hung an IDPA target at 10 yards and shot at various speeds. After each mag of 10 rounds, I altered my pace; shooting slow, single shots, or rapid groups of two or three shots. For a few of mags I concentrated on head shots.  A couple of mags were also devoted to one handed shooting, alternating between strong and weak hands.Finishing up with the target hung at 20 yards, the last 50 rounds were dedicated to slowish fire for distance practice. This was the most time consuming part of the outing as I had to bring the target in every 10 rounds or so...

  • We're getting an extended break from days, no weeks, of rainy weather. After finishing work and errands Friday, Colleen suggested that we do a fire. I uncovered the wood pile and hoped it was dry enough to burn. It wasn't long before we had a nice fire going as we watched the sun set.I opted to enjoy O'Fest from Devils Backbone. Despite gravitating to the hoppy beers in general, I always look forward to the Oktoberfest beers that fill the shelves and draft lines this time of year. The Devils Backbone offering pours an attractive dark amber color with a thin white head. The aroma has notes of sweetness, bread, and caramel. Rich, malty sweetness, bread, and a hint of grassiness greet the palate. I found this to be quite a tasty lager.I grabbed an Ave Maria Immaculata to smoke with the malt-forward beer. The flavors of the beer and the cigar were in harmony and were very fitting for fireside enjoyment. Soon enough I had to go inside to get a refill for my glass. Imagine my disappointment when...

  • September 29 is the Feast of the Archangels — St. Gabriel, St. Raphael and St. Michael. These are trying times for Christianity and freedom in general, both at home and abroad, with attacks coming from all directions.Politicians and activists continue to push laws to restrict the free practice of religion. To my utter amazement, people actually stand in the street proclaiming how proud they are to have killed their own children. In the past week we saw a "trial" that would make Stalin proud. People with evil in their hearts, worked to destroy a man and his family, simply because they feared he might uphold the Constitution of this country. The satanic forces of islam continue hundreds of years barbarism and remain relentless in attacking and killing Christians around the world, including right here at home. The Catholic Church is being attacked from within by men who have given in to Satan and his perversions. To anyone paying attention, it's obvious that the evil one has established a stronghold in this world.We must fight, physically and spiritually, and never surrender...

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