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Bearing Arms

  • newOp-Ed Actually Thinks Bump Stock Ban May Reduce Gun Violence
    I can’t imagine what it was like to be at that concern in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017. You’re there, having a good time, and then the shots ring out. A lot of shots. But since then, bump stocks have been in the news an awful lot. A device that a…
    - 5 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 11:00pm -
  • newOH’s Gun-Death Rate Rises, Kasich Still Opposed To Self Defense
    While Gov. John Kasich maintains his opposition to Stand Your Ground, an essential piece of legislation need to protect those who act in self-defense, it seems that his state is trying its best to kill itself. After all, a new report shows that the s…
    - 7 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 9:00pm -
  • newMiddle School Gunman Kills Himself After Gunfight With Police
    A would-be middle school shooter was thwarted after an unnamed tipster notified police. Following a gunfight with police, the shooter turned his gun on himself. After a tipster reported a “potential violent act” that might occur at an Indiana mid…
    - 7 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 8:48pm -
  • newStill No Word On How NJ Will Enforce Magazine Ban
    New Jersey’s new magazine limit is in full effect. It shouldn’t be, but that’s neither here nor there. It is and the people of New Jersey have to deal with that reality, not what should or should not be. The problem is, no one has a clue how th…
    - 9 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 7:00pm -
  • newVermont Woman Uses Her Son’s Obituary To Push Gun Control
    There are some things that are truly tasteless. Quinoa is the least of these. For example, you could take your son’s obituary, a young man who took his own life, to advocate for gun control rather than think about all the things that went wrong lon…
    - 11 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 5:00pm -
  • newStudy Uses Overly Broad Definition Of ‘School Shooting’
    The anti-gun media has run countless stories about how there has been this plague of school shootings this year. While there have been more than any of us are comfortable with (any number greater zero is more than anyone should be comfortable with),…
    - 13 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 3:00pm -
  • newParkland Panel Blames Sheriff’s Office, Argues Teachers Need Guns
    Coming up on almost a year since the horrific event at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, there are a lot of people still looking for answers. For the parents of those lost, I can’t imagine any answers will fill the void, bu…
    - 15 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 1:30pm -
  • Iowa Self-Defense Programs Teaches Women With And Without Guns
    I’ve long believed that when it comes to self-protection, having a gun is great. However, you can’t always expect to have one. Sometimes you may need to defend yourself in an environment where you’re disarmed or can’t be armed. That means t…
    - 1 day ago 12 Dec 18, 11:00pm -
  • Cleveland Op-Ed Thinks Ohio Bill Still ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law
    It’s easy to get complacent, to believe that anti-gunners aren’t all that bright. After all, you can show them mountains of data showing that gun laws don’t work, and they’ll never believe you. The thing is, though they may often be emotional…
    - 1 day ago 12 Dec 18, 9:00pm -
  • Sandy Hook ‘Memorial’ Really Just Anti-Gun Propaganda
    Sandy Hook was tragic and horrific. I watched the news reports with my then infant daughter laying on a blanket on the floor next to me. I couldn’t help but feel the horror of what those parents must have been feeling, not knowing if their small ch…
    - 1 day ago 12 Dec 18, 7:00pm -

Western Rifle Shooters Association

  • newAverting World Conflict With China
    Pay no attention to the author. After all, we’re #1!
    - 31 mins ago 14 Dec 18, 3:35am -
  • newLOL
    (Don’t enlarge by clicking image. Really.) Via Twitter.
    - 16 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 12:28pm -
  • newThe Right Of Self Defense Against The State
    H/t to Ms. Wolfe for this heresy against Muh Gubmint and the Heroes-Every-One. American policing has a profound problem. And eventually, it will be fixed. One way or another. Along with those who authorize and fund such abuses.
    - 16 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 12:00pm -
  • Lind: Why Taiwan Matters
    More to the PRC than to the insolvent FUSA. Nice bunch of targets you got there, Uncle Sam. Those boys and girls been trained how to swim in burning oil?
    - 1 day ago 13 Dec 18, 3:47am -
  • Thread
    Read it all; it’s brief. Freedom’s just another word for…
    - 1 day ago 13 Dec 18, 3:36am -
  • Banzai!
    King of the Rich. See also this vid via GoV (with transcript):
    - 2 days ago 12 Dec 18, 2:23pm -
  • K Blog: The Struggle To Stop Hate
    And the hating haters who hate hatefully. See also Technical Notes On Destroying Universities From Space With Large Rocks.
    - 2 days ago 12 Dec 18, 2:17pm -
  • PSA
    Via Gab.
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  • Aesop: Questions
    Enjoy. Related.
    - 2 days ago 12 Dec 18, 1:47pm -
  • Bovard On Poppy
    Sing his praises, you damned filthy apes.
    - 2 days ago 12 Dec 18, 1:41pm -

Patriot Rising

  • Same doctors that push SSRI drugs linked to nearly all mass shootings claim all guns should be banned because they cause “violence”
    Conventional chemical medicine purveyors are pushing hard for gun control in America, and it’s not a push for safety, despite what they claim. It’s official: “Gunquacks” are now calling for the ban of all guns in America for our own “safety…
    - 2 days ago 11 Dec 18, 6:19pm -
  • Why Don’t Gun Owners Just Move From Where They Lose Their Rights?

    Why Don’t Gun Owners Just Move From Where They Lose Their Rights?

    With the start of the new year less than a month away, many things will change as new members of state and the federal government are sworn in, and in some places, power changes hands. In Washington the Democrats succeeded in taking back the House, m…
    - 7 days ago 6 Dec 18, 5:39pm -
  • Anti-Gun Bill Would Require Social Media History and Internet Search History of Prospective Buyers
    In New York (the state, not just the city) there’s a rather Orwellian gun bill on the table that would require would-be firearm purchasers to turn over 3 years of their social media history and one year of their internet search history if they want…
    - 9 days ago 4 Dec 18, 10:39pm -
  • At Work, Around Town, or at Home- More Self-Defense Gun Stories

    At Work, Around Town, or at Home- More Self-Defense Gun Stories

    Here is some news you won’t find in the mainstream media. Again this week, responsible gun owners defend themselves and the people they love. Self-defense instructor Amanda Suffecool joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new…
    - 11 days ago 3 Dec 18, 12:31am -
  • Gun Control Fails New Jersey

    Gun Control Fails New Jersey

    Two thugs chased a 19-year-old woman across the street, into a store, and then executed her by shooting her 20 times. She died on a weekday afternoon in broad daylight. She was killed in front of witnesses in Trenton, the state capital of New Jersey.…
    - 13 days ago 30 Nov 18, 11:48pm -
  • Man Disguised As Woman Tries To Rob Mobile Phone Store, But The Clerk Is Armed
    A man tried to pull a fast one by attempting to rob a Boost Mobile store at gunpoint, after he had stolen a car, but his crime spree was about to come to an end at the hands of his intended victim. A man dressed as a woman and wearing a wig tried to…
    - 14 days ago 29 Nov 18, 11:04pm -
  • Wyoming Heads Toward Red Flag Gun Seizures

    Wyoming Heads Toward Red Flag Gun Seizures

    The 2019 legislative session will be here before you know it, and you and I have to be ready to FIGHT to stop ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure Orders’ from becoming law in Wyoming. Lawmakers in state after state have been pre-filing this legislation in thei…
    - 16 days ago 27 Nov 18, 10:35pm -
  • How to Fight Corporate Gun Control

    How to Fight Corporate Gun Control

    When it comes to gun control, many people think of legislation, political campaigns, and even ballot issues. Lately, though, a new front is opening up in the battle for our Second Amendment rights – and it is primarily in corporate corner offices a…
    - 17 days ago 27 Nov 18, 8:42am -
  • Training Armed Teachers in Colorado: Just Your Everyday Warrior-Hero

    Training Armed Teachers in Colorado: Just Your Everyday Warrior-Hero

    What does it mean to be a warrior, a hero, and a first responder. I watched as volunteer school staff learned to stop an armed attack. They learned how to treat the injured until help arrives at their school. When they need these skills, they will ne…
    - 18 days ago 25 Nov 18, 11:45pm -
  • Latin America Has Fewer Guns, But More Crime

    Latin America Has Fewer Guns, But More Crime

    The news in Latin America this year has brought two reminders that Latin America’s stringent gun controls have not stemmed the growing homicide problem in many parts of the region. The first is that homicides reached new highs in Mexico this year,…
    - 20 days ago 24 Nov 18, 12:08am -

The Armed Lutheran

  • ALR Episode 148 – The Best of 2016
    In this weeks show we look back at some of the best moments from 2016. We have a Ballistic Minute from episode 12, former contributor Aaron Israel from episode 47, Mia's first segment from episode 29, and our interview with Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller f…
    - 4 days ago 9 Dec 18, 11:00pm -
  • ALR Episode 147 – Christmas Gift List Episode
    It's that time of year again. Time for our annual Christmas gift list show. For 2016 and 2017 we shared the things we'd like to find under our trees, but this year we are giving you some gift ideas for the shooters in your life. Plus Lloyd and Mia an…
    - 11 days ago 2 Dec 18, 11:00pm -
  • ALR Episode 146 – Rejecting the Cross
    A “Reverend” in the United Methodist Church somehow connects the symbol of the cross to Trump and the hate-filled Nazi who a committed mass murder at the Tree of Life Synagogue. If you think it's time to lay down the cross as a symbol of the chur…
    - 18 days ago 25 Nov 18, 11:00pm -
  • ALR Episode 145 – Our Culture of Death
    Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin says we live in a culture that celebrates death and that contributes to mass shootings. The media laughed him off and missed his larger point. Lloyd discusses the culture we live in and changes we could make to deter or p…
    - 25 days ago 19 Nov 18, 12:00am -
  • ALR Episode 144 – Sojourners, Travellers, and Migrants
    With a migrant caravan header for the southern border, voices on both sides of the immigration issue are misusing God's Word to support their position. Lloyd and Pastor Bennett examine the subject of illegal immigration and how we, as Christians, sho…
    - 32 days ago 11 Nov 18, 11:00pm -
  • ALR Episode 143 – Reformation Gun Club Sampler
    The Reformation Gun Club is a site for supporters of Armed Lutheran Radio. For $2 per month you get access to lots of exclusive content. This week we give you a sample of the great content available to members. Today we share excerpts from our exclus…
    - 39 days ago 4 Nov 18, 11:00pm -
  • ALR Episode 142 – The State of American Christianity
    Lloyd and Mia are holding down the fort this week. Mia has a tip for how to react to an active shooter situation and Lloyd shares his thoughts on the upcoming election. And then, in Clinging to God & Guns, Lloyd is looking at a recent survey of what…
    - 46 days ago 28 Oct 18, 11:00pm -
  • ALR Episode 141 – Facing Persecution
    We've talked about the Christian view of home defense in Episode 85, but now, with violence rising against those with conservative political and traditional religious beliefs, how should we think about suffering, persecution and self-defense? Lloyd a…
    - 53 days ago 21 Oct 18, 11:00pm -
  • ALR Episode 140 – When Your Spouse Hates Guns
    In this overdue episode we're talking marriage and guns. What do you do when you want a gun for home or self-defense but your spouse says no? The Bible spells out the relationship between men and women. Lloyd and Pastor Bennett discuss this relations…
    - 60 days ago 14 Oct 18, 11:00pm -
  • ALR Episode 139 – Living with Fear and Guns
    Fear is a powerful emotion. Progressive Christians employ fear in two very contradictory ways to push their anti-gun agenda. We gun-owners should have no fear if we have faith and therefore we should not need a gun. And at the same time we should fea…
    - 74 days ago 30 Sep 18, 11:00pm -


702 Shooter

A Keyboard and a .45

  • New Blog
    I have started a new blog, The Primal Transplant.  Basically I'm talking about life, fitness and lifestyle changes following a bilateral lung transplant.  Hop on over and let me know what you think.
    - 10 Mar 16, 1:34am -
  • Democrat Leadership Trying to Close Fort Worth Gun Shows
    New York and Colorado have been at the top of the news for horrendous anti-gun legislation.  New York has their laughable 7 round magazine capacity limitation and Colorado may very well ban most pump action shotguns along with other firearms they co…
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  • Notes From the Sidebar
    The OldNFO has informative and interesting comments on A New Doctor...Live From the Alamo City has a post In honor of Texas Independence Day.Bob S. has a few Tales from the Great Ammo Shortage of ’13, well actually only one tale, but a telling o…
    - 3 Mar 13, 7:55pm -
  • One Last Post on Biden and Shotguns
    One last post on VP Joe Biden and shotguns, I promise.  Well, last post until he says something else stupid on the subject.Biden tells every talking head who will have him that a shotgun is all anyone, especially women, need for home defense.  His…
    - 1 Mar 13, 11:36pm -
  • Joe Biden, Vice President and Self Defense Expert
    Biden continues with his "Shotgun beats AR-15" meme, doubling down on his affirmation that a shotgun is all you need to defend yourself.As reported in the Washington Free Beacon:Biden: ‘Just Fire the Shotgun Through the Door’Do I need to say any…
    - 1 Mar 13, 12:39am -
  • Good Thing I'm Right Eye Dominant
    First thing yesterday morning I helped a friend take down a dead Post Oak in his front yard.  Post Oak trunks stay pretty thick for a good ways up there so you can picture my old rear end up a tree with my 24" Husqvarna Rancher chain saw.  Note to…
    - 25 Feb 13, 11:59pm -
  • Notes From the Sidebar
    Michael Bane has a Colorado Update that is important reading for anyone lives in Colorado, vacations in Colorado or might plan to retire in Colorado.  Even if you drive through Colorado with a firearm on your side or in your vehicle, you should rea…
    - 24 Feb 13, 6:37pm -
  • James D. Julia Extraordinary Firearms Auction
    The online auction catalogs for the Spring James D. Julia Extraordinary Firearms Auction are now available.  The hard copy of catalog 1 has arrived on my front step and it is pretty much 1 full inch thick.  I have many hours of viewing, and reading…
    - 23 Feb 13, 12:53am -
  • Smoke Pot, Buy a Gun, Become an Instant Felon
    Colorado has legalized the recreational use of Marijuana.  The Libertarians, the Druggies, and the Druggie Libertarians can celebrate.  If the United States were governed as the Constitutional Republic our Forefathers created, that would be the end…
    - 22 Feb 13, 3:04am -
  • Lead by Example Mr. Vice President
    So Vice President Biden believes that the best means of defense for a woman home alone is a double barrel 12 ga. shotgun.  He also believes that stepping out the back door and firing a couple rounds into the air will deter any and all home intruders…
    - 21 Feb 13, 2:33am - News

  • newPalmetto State Armory AR-15 Build Review
    When we visited Palmetto State Armory, both Duncan and I built a rifle in the factory. We got one of those out to the range and got some quality time with the bargain-priced blaster.The post Palmetto State Armory AR-15 Build Review appeared first on…
    - 2 hours ago 14 Dec 18, 2:00am -
  • newBear Edge Spring Assisted Knife Model 61112 Review
    If you're in the market for a spring assisted folder, check out the Bear Edge Spring Assisted Knife 61112. It is a thin comfortable to carry folder with a 3 1/2" blade.The post Bear Edge Spring Assisted Knife Model 61112 Review appeared first on Ammo…
    - 3 hours ago 14 Dec 18, 1:14am -
  • newChurch Killer would have been a Threat Even if Air Force had Reported Him
    There are plenty of other ways to mass kill. As long as those who do evil walk among us, they will find a way.The post Church Killer would have been a Threat Even if Air Force had Reported Him appeared first on
    - 3 hours ago 14 Dec 18, 1:00am -
  • newDaily Deals: Federal Lake City 5.56X45mm XM855 Ammo $129.99 ($0.259) Rebate+Code
    Brownells has a sale on Federal Lake City 5.56X45mm 62Gr Xm855 with a FREE MTM Ammo Can & Shipping that gets you to $129.99 after coupon code and rebate.The post Daily Deals: Federal Lake City 5.56X45mm XM855 Ammo $129.99 ($0.259) Rebate+Code appeare…
    - 3 hours ago 14 Dec 18, 12:49am -
  • newBlue August Represents Alchemy Custom Weaponry
    Blue August, is proud to announce a new relationship with Alchemy Custom Weaponry, maker of handcrafted 1911s designed by master gunsmith Rob Schauland.The post Blue August Represents Alchemy Custom Weaponry appeared first on
    - 3 hours ago 14 Dec 18, 12:38am -
  • newNH Senate Leadership Up To No Good, Stacking the Deck Against Gun Owners
    Please remind Governor Sununu that he is the last line of defense against New Hampshire becoming just another anti-gun Northeastern state.The post NH Senate Leadership Up To No Good, Stacking the Deck Against Gun Owners appeared first on…
    - 4 hours ago 14 Dec 18, 12:33am -
  • newHidden Agenda
    Pelosi and Schumer want no cameras around to expose their open border agenda while talking border security with President Trump.The post Hidden Agenda appeared first on
    - 4 hours ago 14 Dec 18, 12:00am -
  • newConstitutional Carry on the March in Oklahoma with New Governor
    The prospects of passing Constitutional Carry in Oklahoma look good in 2019. The governor-elect has promised to sign a bill, and Republicans have supermajorities in the legislature.The post Constitutional Carry on the March in Oklahoma with New Gover…
    - 7 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 9:00pm -
  • newCalifornians Get the Government They Deserve..and That’s Deadly
    It is more dangerous to live in California each year. After failure like that, California politicians call for higher taxes and more gun control. Why would politicians double down on failure?The post Californians Get the Government They Deserve..and…
    - 9 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 7:00pm -
  • newParis Burning Highlights Citizen Defenselessness ~ VIDEO
    Those who do not have the means to protect themselves can merely stand-by helplessly and watch their homes and property despoiled, stolen, burned, and themselves and families physically attacked.The post Paris Burning Highlights Citizen Defenselessne…
    - 9 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 6:46pm -

Mississippi Gun News

Best Defense LLC

Cemetery's Gun Blob

  • Gun Porn
    Merwin Hulbert Pocket Army 44 with Skull Crusher grip. Over 120 years old, and still thumps full house 44.40s with authority.
    - 19 Oct 14, 10:50pm -
  • Six Years
    This blob has been around for 6 years. Meh.
    - 14 Sep 14, 9:44pm -
  • In NYS: Safe Act Part 2??
    Rumblings of a Safe Act 2 if Cuomo gets reelected….which he will.  People might squawk about Dem’s not liking Cuomo, but remember, they HATE Republican’s even more. Anyway, what would Safe Act 2 do?  Not much is revealed in the video, but two…
    - 14 Sep 14, 9:41pm -
  • NJ Dem’s vote for gun control bill they don’t like
    Three NJ Democrats vote in support of a bill, they don’t agree with.  Why would they do it?  It’s NJ that’s why.  But, it’s really just to put Christie in a bind cause he’s a Republican….NJ politics, it’s what you do instead of somet…
    - 16 May 14, 1:37pm -
  • Wizard of ID on Smart Gun Tech

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  • Sen Harry Reid’s Family History
    Found this on the bookface….. Judy Walkman, a professional genealogy researcher in southern California , was doing some personal work on her own family tree. She discovered that Senator Harry Reid’s great-great uncle, Remus Reid, was hanged for h…
    - 23 Apr 14, 2:20pm -
  • CSGV Fail
    So while people debate the validity of the Everytown FAIL…..CSGV failed on their own, look at the projectile…..
    - 22 Apr 14, 1:31pm -
  • Photo
    What do you think?  Winchester Model 12?
    - 20 Apr 14, 8:31pm -
  • Friday Morning Stupidity

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  • Taking the White Man’s Guns in CT

    - 6 Mar 14, 2:33am -

Survival Gear

Firearms and Freedom

  • Common Sense Gun Laws
    Sure, I like the fact that Wisconsin made it easier for active duty military and retired police to get concealed carry permits, but what really makes sense to eliminate senseless violence perpetrated by (bad) people with guns is this: Get … Continu…
    - 12 Nov 15, 5:42am -
  • I Like These Signs
    Speaking of government partnering with responsible citizens, a town in Pennsylvania is adding a line to the welcome to the town signs, stating “This is not a gun free zone.” Quote of the day is from Township Supervisor Stephen Mohr: “The … C…
    - 10 Feb 15, 9:48pm -
  • We Need More Sheriff’s Departments Like This
    Portage County, Wisconsin’s Sheriff’s Department is offering concealed carry permit classes. They are also teaching a basic pistol course at the department’s range. Prices are $40 for the CCW class, $25 for the Basic Pistol, or $50 for both. Ho…
    - 10 Feb 15, 1:37am -
  • Proposal to Eliminate the WI 48 Hour Waiting Period
    Wisconsin Senator Van Wanggaard is looking for co-sponsors of a bill that would eliminate the 48 hour waiting period to buy an handgun in Wisconsin. This is currently the top of my list to fix WI gun laws, so it would … Continue reading →
    - 9 Feb 15, 3:22am -
  • Next Time Someone Tells You CEO Pay Should go to Employees
    We repeatedly see complaints about how much CEOs are paid when the question of minimum wage hikes comes up, with the implication (or outright claim) that if the CEO and executives were paid less, the minimum wage hike wouldn’t be … Continue readi…
    - 19 May 14, 11:58pm -
  • Interesting experience at UW Madison
    I just got back from a commencement ceremony at UW Madison, and two or three times a speaker mentioned that President Obama visited the campus twice in the last year. The reaction was closer to what I would expect if … Continue reading →
    - 18 May 14, 2:07am -
  • This is Why They Say “Never Ask a Question You Don’t Know the Answer to”
    MSNBC anchor Contessa Brewer thought she could score some points against Republican Congressman Rep. Mo Brooks by snarkily asking “Do you have a degree in economics?” while she was interviewing him. His reply? “Yes ma’am I do, highest honors.…
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  • More From My Sheriff

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  • Something New
    I just purchased my first turkey hunting permit. Looking forward to trying that, the time slot I have is for mid-May this year.
    - 20 Mar 14, 5:40pm -
  • Gratuitous Gun Pics
    I purchased this a while back to fill the 22 pistol slot in the Must Have Gun List. Ruger MK II with a 12 inch barrel and a Leopold 4 power scope. … Continue reading →
    - 18 Mar 14, 2:01am -

DC Handgun Info

  • CHECK THIS OUT: A tiny RED or WHITE LED light for miscell. tasks!
    I work in security (and drive for a living as well) and often need a tiny task light that won't take up one of my hands. It's like a clip-on reading lamp, but it has the option of a bright red LED so that it preserves your night vision! To buy it, c…
    - 13 days ago 1 Dec 18, 3:12pm -
  • Traveling with your Handgun Soon? A MUST-HAVE
    2018 Traveler's Guide to the Firearm Laws of the Fifty StatesA friend just asked me "How can I readily know what the carry laws are in the various states?" I said there's a perfect resource for that: the 2018 Traveler's Guide to the Firearms Laws of…
    - 5 Apr 18, 5:59pm -
  • 1911 (born 1910)? or Glock (born 1988)?
    (My Colt)I've been meaning to write up a blog post on this rivalry -- 1911 or Glock -- for some time. I may have already written a piece on it here at DCHI, but here's my current take. I have owned both a used Colt (Model 1911) Series 80 in 45 ACP,…
    - 14 Mar 18, 12:25am -
  • "Classical Liberal"? "What's That?" -- An alternative to Democrat and Republican Parties
    I have to credit the late Albert Jay Nock (d. 1943) with opening my eyes to the nature of "The State" (as opposed to government) with his incisive book, "Our Enemy, The State", available at Amazon* in multiple formats: hardback, paperback, Kindle, an…
    - 12 Mar 18, 9:10pm -
  • Olympics Biathlon (Cross-country Skiing + Target Shooting), PyeongChang 2018 TV schedule here
    Biathlon -- from the Greek: "bi" (two) + "athlon" (contest) -- is a great sport combining two high-intensity disciplines that work at cross-purposes! Cross-country skiing gets your heart pumping and your lungs working overtime, then you have to stop…
    - 12 Feb 18, 2:19am -
  • Ruger announces Mark IV (.22 LR) pistol recall!
    Ruger has found a safety-related problem with their NEW Mark IV pistols ONLY made before June 2017. Click here to be sent to the official release from the manufacturer. This manufacturing error is why it is so very important to know and observe the F…
    - 12 Jun 17, 3:31pm -
  • NOT GUN-RELATED: What will it take to pay off my credit card?
    If you're like most people, you carry a lot of credit card debt. I've got to whittle my own debt down.I checked out, one of the best sites for mortgage loans/student loans/banking/credit cards/etc. There, I found a credit card pay-off ca…
    - 3 May 17, 2:52am -
  • Remington 870 (ex-police dept. guns) on SALE NOW
    If you're a shotgun fan, and want one to protect your house, farm, etc., Southern Ohio Gun is offering 18 to 20-inch barrel Remington Police Magnums 870s at bargain prices: under $270 each! (PS: Should be DC-legal as a long gun.)CLICK HERE to be rout…
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  • Best Preparedness Blog: ACTIVE RESPONSE TRAINING by Greg ELLIFRITZ
      (Aftermath of Boston Marathon bombing by two terrorist brothers; no info available on the image.)Lately I've been thinking of boning up on tactical first aid matters. I subscribe to Active Response Training's FREE  e-newsletter. If you are conce…
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  • SOLD OUT - Bud's Gun Shop (Online) / USED Belgian, Israeli, Hungarian HI-POWER 9mm PISTOLS
    Used Interarms Surplus FN Hi-Power 9mm 13+1 FairBud's Gun Shop (was) offering used Browning Hi-Powers (AKA the P-35) in 9mm -- several versions and conditions available: Belgian (FN, highest quality), Israeli, and Hungarian versions. Prices are great…
    - 23 May 16, 2:54am -

Dustin's Gun Blog

  • You've never budgeted like this before
    Like most people I never learned any effective method to manage and budget my money while I was growing up.  Over the years I tried many of the traditional budget methods such as listing our...
    - 15 days ago 29 Nov 18, 6:39am -
  • Save Thousands on your Electric Bill
    I'd like to welcome our newest sponsor - Solar City.  When we sat down with our Solar City Rep he created a lease package for us that is going to save us Thousands of dollars on our...
    - 25 May 13, 1:52am -
  • Teacher Arrested in Kansas for Bearing Arms
    Do we create a "safe" environment when we disarm teachers and force them to be defenseless?  Or worse - arrest them?  I think not.  Not only is it unconstitutional to disarm our...
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  • Turn in your Arms - the Government will take care of you
    Turning in weapons worked really well for the Native Americans didn't it?  Then again, maybe not.  If you have any doubts just look up Wounded Knee.
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    The folks over at were kind enough to send me a few samples of their products to try out and review.   I am happy to say that after using the products that I received I am 100%...
    - 26 Apr 13, 4:00pm -
  • Guns in America
    The Blaze has a very cool series named Guns in America that is helping to spread truth and dispel myth.  Recent topics include Women & Guns, Gun Industry Employment, and Gun Ownership....
    - 26 Apr 13, 1:09am -
  • Standing up for Free Speech
    8th grader Jared Marcum was not the first youth to be unjustifiably disciplined for wearing an NRA Shirt, but I believe he may be the first to wear the exact same shirt on the very first day...
    - 25 Apr 13, 9:52pm -
  • Star Parker - Standing up for Gun Rights
    Three must see videos posted by gun rights activist Star Parker:
    - 22 Mar 13, 7:37pm -
  • Arizona Ranked #1 for Gun Owners
    Guns and Ammo ranked all of the States to see where gun owners enjoyed the most freedom, and I'm happy to report that Arizona was ranked number 1 on the list with 49 out of a maximum of 50 points!...
    - 20 Mar 13, 3:09am -
  • Equal Gun Rights!
    From the SAF. Find additional details at
    - 27 Feb 13, 7:57pm -

Minuteman Review

  • Here’s What You Should Keep With Your Gun In Your Home Defense Kit
    Home defense with a firearm tends to be less complex than using your gun in a public space.However, that doesn’t mean that the only thing you need is a gun on your nightstand.The primary context of home defense with a firearm is obviously much diff…
    - 7 days ago 7 Dec 18, 2:18am -
  • How to Interact With Police When You’re Armed
    It’s been in the news a few times in recent memory:There’s a shooting or violent crime. When the police arrive, they shoot an armed concealed carrier, mistaking him for the shooter or perpetrator.These situations are unfortunate. But they’re no…
    - 9 days ago 5 Dec 18, 3:07am -
  • 15 Forgotten Benefits of Shooting
    Share this Image On Your Site<p><strong>Please include attribution to with this graphic.</strong><br /><br /><a href='/benefits-of-shooting/'><img src='…
    - 42 days ago 2 Nov 18, 1:14am -
  • Reexamining the Evidence on the 9/11 Attacks
    This article is intended to be an exploration of the events of September 11, 2001. The apparent events which led up to and followed the fall of the World Trade Centers are each considered based on their relevance to that collapse and not to be taken…
    - 42 days ago 2 Nov 18, 1:00am -
  • 18 Shocking Meals People Ate When the Shit Hit the Fan
    Eating well is important, but in a true SHTF scenario, will you be able to? If you draw from our list of 18 surprisingly delicious meals that people ate in times of hardship, you just might! Prep smart and a war, famine, or natural disaster won’t s…
    - 23 Aug 18, 7:00pm -
  • Best 9mm Pistol For The Money
    The post Best 9mm Pistol For The Money appeared first on Minute Man.
    - 31 Mar 18, 12:08am -
  • Recommended Links
    Below is a list of links to other conservative and libertarian news websites. I update this regularly. If you have a conservative news blog and think that your site would be a good addition here, please email me. TheBlaze: An American conservative ne…
    - 13 Feb 18, 9:14pm -
  • How much privacy do Americans have in 2017?
    These programs are run under the nose of the public so that no one has a clue about it. Apparently, these programs target people under surveillance for good reasons. However, the equipment is not capable of telling the difference between the good guy…
    - 17 Jan 18, 11:38pm -
  • Jack Ross Ammo Review Pt. II
    I recently got some more ammo. This time, 500 rounds of their 9mm factory reloaded ammo which sells for $79.50 and includes FREE SHIPPING to California, Nevada, and Utah! Nevada Residents do have to pay sales tax (which amounts to $6.14).It comes pac…
    - 11 Jan 17, 10:12am -
  • Smith & Wesson SD9VE 9mm – Small Price, Big Performance
    OVERVIEW Do you need an affordable pistol for home defense?  Perhaps you're unfamiliar with handguns and want something that is easy to use but don't know where to start.  Or maybe you just need that extra pistol in your collection.  The Smith & W…
    - 5 Mar 12, 3:26am -

Gears of Guns

God, Gals, Guns, Grub

  • Daylight Savings Time... our semi-annual readiness check.
    Well, I'm still looking for that hour I lost last night, but we should get it back next fall. Twice a year... here in Ohio... we change our clocks for Daylight Savings Time. While the advantages gained are debatable... it's our semi-annual reminder t…
    - 13 Mar 17, 12:54am -
  • I'm a pretty good shot... and hand, finger, and grip strength have a lot to do with it.
    While most of the firearms we have are "stock", we still have quite a few with modifications... including various "trigger jobs" on rifles, shotguns, and handguns. A friend recently told me he was ordering a "Ghost Trigger" for his Glock because the…
    - 22 Feb 17, 12:20am -
  • Pepper-Spray should be part of your Every Day Carry...
    After recently spending some time answering questions and discussing pepper-spray with several different folks, I decided to post some of my thoughts about carrying pepper-spray for defensive use. In the spirit of full disclosure, I am a SABRE Red ce…
    - 2 Feb 17, 3:00pm -
  • 32,800 rounds through a Ruger SR9...
    It's been almost ten years since Ruger introduced the SR9 and SR9c pistols... and more than eight years since our family adopted the SR9 and SR9c as our primary pistols for home and self-defense.  We own... well, let's say more than six and less tha…
    - 20 Jan 17, 3:00pm -
  • Why do you yell at your targets?
    The gals and I are fortunate to have our own shooting range out back... it allows us to shoot regularly... pretty much whenever we want. Sometimes friends, students, and others will join us for some shooting fun, practice, and training. Not too long…
    - 12 Jan 17, 3:00pm -
  • Fobus Holsters, Blackhawk SERPA, and Car-Jacks...
    A while back I had a friend call me for some assistance with a flat tire on his wife's car. He had tried to use the jack he found under the little "rubber donut" of a spare tire and the jack wasn't working right, started to bend, and he thought the c…
    - 5 Jan 17, 3:00pm -
  • We live with guns...
    Our dogs are part of our family. I've always said that we don't own them, we live with them. They live in our home and our lives fully.  Recently, our friend Melody Lauer made a comment on Facebook about living with guns. Our family is the same with…
    - 15 Dec 15, 10:14pm -
  • Six considerations to maintain perishable self-defense skills...
    Many of us are life-long learners, continuing to build our knowledge, skills, and abilities through various endeavors... but how do we maintain the previous knowledge, skills, and abilities we've acquired? This is really were balance, planning, and t…
    - 23 Nov 15, 2:00pm -
  • Over 18,500 rounds through a Ruger SR9...
    To admit my bias up-front, most people who know me know I love all things Ruger. Ruger is an innovative (especially in manufacturing), debt-free company that produces American-made guns made by hard-working Americans... and that's something that has…
    - 16 Nov 15, 12:16am -
  • Blinded by the light... shining in YOUR face!
    As I drove up the long lane to the house, the lights of a vehicle suddenly came on and momentarily blinded me. I quickly stopped the cruiser about a hundred yards from the other vehicle just as my eyes adjusted and the silhouette of a man with a shot…
    - 8 Nov 15, 6:55pm -

Gun Free Zone

    My Gun Culture

    • newGift Idea: Barrel of Ammo from Brownells
      If it’s better to give than to receive, giving a barrel of ammo will most certainly gain you admission to the best of the best club. Just in time for the holidays from Brownells… Just in time for Christmas, Brownells is offering up the perfect gi…
      - 4 hours ago 14 Dec 18, 12:31am -
    • newHenry Announces American Rodeo Tribute Edition Rifle at National Finals
      American gun manufacturer, Henry Repeating Arms, is debuting the American Rodeo Tribute Edition lever action rifle in Las Vegas alongside the 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Cowboy Christmas, and the RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo. Togethe…
      - 9 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 7:17pm -
    • newGift Idea: MantisX Shooting Performance Training System
      Here’s one that you shooting enthusiast can use in the living room. Not only that, we guarantee that a few minutes a day will improve shooting skills immensely. The MantisX smart sensor continuously tracks the movement of the firearm before, duri…
      - 10 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 5:50pm -
    • newSIG SAUER Introduces M17 9mm +P Ammunition
      SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to introduce the newest addition to the SIG SAUER Elite Ammunition product line – the high-performance M17 9mm +P ammunition.  This military-grade ammunition is available in 124gr SIG Elite V-Crown Jacketed Hollow Point…
      - 11 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 5:16pm -
    • newWhat You Need to Know About Recoil
      For some reason not readily discernible, we gunnies will argue endlessly about the ways in which guns and ammunition can violate the laws of physics. You know what I mean. We’ve all heard the yarns about the .45 that knocked an enemy combatant 6 fe…
      - 11 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 4:48pm -
    • Gift Idea: Fix It Sticks Portable Gun and Shooting Tools
      These caught our eye at SHOT Show last year. The torque limiters and wrenches are modular and amazingly portable – perfect for shooting bag use. Whether tightening a loose part, installing, removing, or adjusting a scope, or any other range task, t…
      - 2 days ago 12 Dec 18, 2:53pm -
    • A Cowboy Rifle: Uberti’s 1873 Winchester
      If a rifle can be nostalgic, it’s hard to argue against the Winchester 1873 lever-action rifle being crowned king of the sentimental hill. Often known as “the gun that won the west,” handling and beholding the 1873 Short Rifle conjures images o…
      - 4 days ago 10 Dec 18, 2:03pm -
    • Springfield Armory 1911 Range Officer Elite Operator 10mm
      If you ever find yourself competing in a brass flinging contest, we’ve found the perfect gunfor you. The new Springfield Armory Range Officer Elite 10mm tosses brass as good as any Olympic Hammer Throw contestant. OK, so maybe aeronautical b…
      - 6 days ago 8 Dec 18, 3:11pm -
    • Gift Idea: Coolest Glass Ever?
      I have a set of these, and they’re always the first pick by guests. Handmade and embedded with a REAL .308 caliber bullet, this whiskey glass accommodates a generous 10 oz pour and stands 3.5” tall and 2.75” in diameter, making it the only whi…
      - 6 days ago 8 Dec 18, 2:02pm -
    • Springfield Armory’s New SAINT Edge Pistol
      Springfield Armory is marching through the MSR forest with a slew of new offerings. The original SAINT rifle has been supplemented with a short-barrel rifle (SBR) version, a free-floated barrel model, a SAINT pistol, and the newest additio…
      - 6 days ago 7 Dec 18, 8:12pm -

    Gun Pundit

    • Negligible Bump
      A ban on the “bump stock” devices that made the Las Vegas attack so deadly would enjoy broad public support, according to a new poll. Yet gun policy experts say a ban would probably have a negligible effect on mass shooting deaths....This is a…
      - 12 Oct 17, 10:12pm -
    • Knives and Flaming Cats
      You can't make this stuff up....This is a summary only. Visit GunPundit for the whole story.
      - 11 Oct 17, 10:32pm -
    • GunPundit is reloading
      Murdoc is in the process of trying to get things rolling again. Thanks for your patience....This is a summary only. Visit GunPundit for the whole story.
      - 11 Oct 17, 9:37pm -
    • PETITION.ORG: Ban California
      Looking at the state of California, it clearly represents a high capacity magazine....This is a summary only. Visit GunPundit for the whole story.
      - 12 Jan 17, 12:29pm -
    • Burst Review: CZ Scorpion Carbine
      James Grant of Burst Review gets his hands on a CZ Scorpion Carbine....This is a summary only. Visit GunPundit for the whole story.
      - 11 Jan 17, 5:35am -
    • Obama’s End Hurts Gun Company Stocks
      Gun sales fell last month following the election of Donald Trump as President, and analysts see a clear connection as gun enthusiasts no longer perceive a threat to the Second Amendment the way they did under President Obama—or might have under a P…
      - 10 Jan 17, 2:29pm -
    • Umarex ARX Ammo
      The groundbreaking Umarex SpeedBand sabot was developed for use with Umarex ARX bullets in .357, .40 and .45 caliber while the base-style SpeedBelt sabot was designed for use with .50 caliber Umarex ARX ammo and performs flawlessly in both muzzleload…
      - 10 Jan 17, 2:28am -
    • No Hunting Children In Area
      Punctuation matters....This is a summary only. Visit GunPundit for the whole story.
      - 7 Jan 17, 2:29pm -
    • January Weapon Blog Contests
      Weapon-Blog has updated its Gun Contests list with all the gun and gear related contests for the month....This is a summary only. Visit GunPundit for the whole story.
      - 7 Jan 17, 3:23am -
    • Cleveland Police Union to the US Constitution: DROP DEAD
      "I don't care if it's constitutional or not at this point," Stephen Loomis, president of Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association, told CNN....This is a summary only. Visit GunPundit for the whole story.
      - 17 Jul 16, 8:27pm -

    Home on the Range

    • With the Holidays Approaching I LOVE a good sale.

      - 3 days ago 11 Dec 18, 4:53am -
    • Is There a 12 Step Program for Kongs?
       There's got to be a little dab of peanut butter left in here. Right there at the end.If I just stretch out my tongue a LITTLE bit further.What do you mean I've had too much already?I can stop any time.
      - 4 days ago 9 Dec 18, 8:20pm -
    • From One Memory to Another - The Sound of a PT6
      I talk to a lot of school kids during "career days" and one of the questions (from those that watch MUCH too TV) is if there is any danger in what I do. They also ask a bit about flying jets and why I left it.The biggest danger on the job most days…
      - 11 days ago 2 Dec 18, 11:38pm -
    • How NOT to Do Self Defense.
      Work safe - made me snort scotch on my keyboard even if my Spanish is lousy. (click on the "view" button to view).
      - 13 days ago 1 Dec 18, 3:16am -
    • Living in a Vacuum - DIY Dog Hair
      If you have a pet - with resultant pet hair and treat crumbs, you likely own a vacuum cleaner..  It's one of those appliances that seem to sit in the corner when not in use until they don't work at ALL, then get thrown out and another purchased.Ever…
      - 15 days ago 29 Nov 18, 2:25am -
    • Reindeer Warnings
      Won't play any reindeer games with me?  Then I might just forget to preflight the equipment!
      - 17 days ago 26 Nov 18, 11:50pm -
    • A Dram of Whiskey and Some Scones
      It has rained or sleeted all day. Just not a good day to go out. So after church and before finishing a book, I made scones. The recipe is below.  If you wish a mix - go to World Market (and some Safeway stores) and get the Sticky Fingers brand of s…
      - 18 days ago 25 Nov 18, 8:58pm -
    • Strays - A Story for Thanksgiving
      From Saving Grace - A Story of Adoption by LB JohnsonI have some very close friends that have a half dozen cats at their country home, all of which I believe were dumped out there by the unfeeling.  All were found cold and extremely hungry. It's go…
      - 22 days ago 22 Nov 18, 2:32pm -
    • Pet Cams - The Latest in Canine Technology
      If I'm stopped for a train or slowed for traffic I tend to notice roadside advertisements more. One billboard was for a Pet Cam which caught my attention with  "What is YOUR pet doing during the day?"   Most of us leave our pets at home as we work…
      - 23 days ago 20 Nov 18, 4:34pm -
    • Fishing Spots
      My dad bought me my own little fishing pole when I was barely big enough to hold on to it and they would watch with loving patience up on the bank to make sure I didn't fall in. So last night, when I discovered a forgotten little cherry rod during a…
      - 25 days ago 19 Nov 18, 4:24am -

    Jerking the Trigger

    • newMagpul M-LOK® Dovetail Adapters
      M-LOK® Dovetail Adapter – 2 Slot, 4 – Slot, and Pro Chassis Full Rail for RRS®/ARCA® Interfaces (three different products) The Magpul® M-LOK® Dovetail Adapter – 2 Slot, 4 Slot and Pro Chassis Full Rail for RRS®/ARCA® Interfaces are light…
      - 8 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 8:14pm -
    • newSharps Bros. – New Pricing and New Hand Guards
      EUGENE, OR. — Sharps Bros., a firearm design and manufacturing company, has announced price reductions to the Gen2 versions oftheir popular Hellbreaker, Warthog, The Jack and Overthrow AR15 receivers. They have also announced an expanded lineup tha…
      - 12 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 4:13pm -
      M​​esa, Arizona, December 7, 2018 – Atibal has built a reputation of providing premium quality optics at mid-range prices and Atibal continues to push that envelope with the all new Atibal X 1-10×30; the only true 1x -10x magnification first f…
      - 1 day ago 12 Dec 18, 8:33pm -
    • Mossberg Retrograde Shotguns
      If you cruise internet shotgun forums, you’ll see that “retro” shotgun builds are popular. Some of these builds are more involved than others but typically retro just means that the shotgun has wood, military/police style stocks. Apparently, Mo…
      - 1 day ago 12 Dec 18, 5:12pm -
    • Sometimes You Choose the Adventure… Sometimes It Chooses You!
      If you haven’t caught on yet, Ivan at Kit Badger and I live near each other and are friends… even off the internet. We both love a good adventure and have been on a few together including hiking a local mountain this summer. That mountain happens…
      - 2 days ago 12 Dec 18, 2:30pm -
    • Tuff Possum Gear… Survival Bow Tie?
      Tuff Possum Gear… Survival Bow Tie?
      - 2 days ago 11 Dec 18, 8:06pm -
    • Tacticool Scrunchie from Tardigrade Tactical
      Tacticool Scrunchie from Tardigrade Tactical
      - 2 days ago 11 Dec 18, 4:29pm -
    • Best Tactical & Outdoor Gifts – Proven Arms & Outfitters
      ABERDEEN,N.C. – (December 2018)- Proven Arms & Outfitters is excited to announce more holiday savings!  Whether you are shopping for yourself or that special tactical/outdoor someone, Proven Arms& Outfitters (PAO) has just the thing! Check out th…
      - 3 days ago 10 Dec 18, 8:35pm -
    • Glock 43 Slide Plate – New from Tyrant Designs CNC
      Glock 43 Slide Plate – New from Tyrant Designs CNC
      - 3 days ago 10 Dec 18, 4:34pm -
    • Gift Ideas and Discounts at Tactical Works
      Tactical Works has plenty of great gift ideas and some extra discounts leading into the holidays. They just released their Gift Guide Newsletter with ideas at a variety of prices. The newsletter includes some coupon codes and Christmas shipping cut-o…
      - 5 days ago 8 Dec 18, 6:04pm -

    Arms Vault

    • newSIG M17 Ammunition
      SIG SAUER introduces their high-performance M17 9mm +P ammunition. SIG M17 ammunition is specifically engineered for exceptional performance in any 9mm +P rated pistol, including the SIG P320-M17.The post SIG M17 Ammunition appeared first on ArmsVau…
      - 5 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 11:08pm -
    • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Awards Federal Premium a .223 Remington Ammunition Contract
      Starting delivery in 2019, the multi-agency contract provides $75 million of .223 Rem duty ammunition to the Department of Homeland Security for five years. The post U.S. Department of Homeland Security Awards Federal Premium a .223 Remington Ammun…
      - 1 day ago 12 Dec 18, 10:51pm -
    • 2019 Hodgdon Annual Manual
      Hodgdon, The Brand That’s True, is pleased to announce the release of the 2019 Hodgdon Annual Manual (the 16th annual edition).The post 2019 Hodgdon Annual Manual appeared first on ArmsVault.
      - 2 days ago 12 Dec 18, 1:24am -
    • SureFire X400U and X400UH WeaponLights
      SUREFIRE INTRODUCES NEW 1,000-LUMEN X400U & X400UH Fountain Valley, CA — ( – SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative—illumination tools and tactical products, is proud to announce the launch of th…
      - 2 days ago 12 Dec 18, 1:02am -
    • Mossberg Retrograde Pump-Action Shotguns
      Mossberg is announcing the introduction of the Retrograde Series of pump-action shotguns; the 500 Persuader Retrograde and 590A1 Retrograde.The post Mossberg Retrograde Pump-Action Shotguns appeared first on ArmsVault.
      - 2 days ago 11 Dec 18, 10:57pm -

    Legally Armed in Detroit

    Learn About Guns

    NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

    • Should I put AR-15 style and other firearms in my Gun Trust
      A Gun Trust should be designed to hold all firearms including those restricted by the NFA including your AR-15s.  All of our Gun Trusts are designed for all of your firearms. As an owner of many types of guns, I designed this trust to deal with issu…
      - 23 Feb 18, 5:32pm -
    • Evacuation with NFA firearms and Form 20 Approval
      Over the past several weeks I have received several inquires regarding evacuation with Machine Guns or other NFA firearms.  While I always recommend obtaining Form 20 approvals for all NFA firearms in advance for each state you may travel to in the…
      - 6 Sep 17, 2:11pm -
    • Iowa (IA) What NFA Firearms can I own? Updated 3/31/16
      There are several type of Title II firearms which are sold by FFL dealers with a Class 3 SOT license. These items are restricted by the National Firearms Act as well as Iowa state law. Each state can impose additional restrictions on the sale, purcha…
      - 30 Aug 16, 5:07pm -
    • Maryland Man Arrested for Fuel Filter Silencer
      In Maryland, a U.S. District Judge sentenced Ronnie Candelario to 41 months in prison for pleadings guilty to the possession of an unregistered fuel filter silencer.  Following his release from prison, the Court sentenced Candelario to three years o…
      - 29 Aug 16, 7:25pm -
    • ATF Arrests man For Selling Muzzle Brakes on Ebay
      We often get questions regarding muzzle brakes and some of the kit suppressors that can be found on eBay and Facebook.  Our advice is to buy a real suppressor and not fool around with these “kits”. When ATF arrests individuals for selling these…
      - 23 Aug 16, 3:19pm -
    • Indiana (IN) What NFA Firearms can I own? Updated July 2015
      There are several type of Title II firearms that are restricted by the National Firearms Act. Each state can impose additional restrictions on the sale, purchase, and transfer of Title II firearms by a class 3 SOT in addition to the compliance that i…
      - 9 Aug 16, 12:06pm -
    • Gun Trusts post 41F ATF instructions and CLEO instructions
      We have updated the forms on the website and instructions for completing a Form 1  see Form 4  see Form 5  see Form 23 see https://www.G…
      - 15 Jul 16, 7:49pm -
    • eForms Down on eve of 41F
      Looks like eForms is down so no new submissions electronically before the implementation of 41F.
      - 12 Jul 16, 8:02pm -
    • ATF FAQ on 41F
      How Does Final Rule 41F Change Current NFA Regulations? The final rule affects the NFA regulations by: • defining the term “responsible person,” as used in reference to a trust, partnership, association, company, or corporation; • requiring r…
      - 8 Jul 16, 7:50pm -
    • Building an SBR in Washington State
      Building an SBR in Washington State The Governor of Washington has signed a bill which clarifies that it is both legal to buy an SBR and build an SBR.  Senate bill 6165 was created to address the uncertainty as to whether it was legal to build an SB…
      - 4 Apr 16, 8:31pm -

    Notes From the American Outback

    • On Green Mountain
      Early in July, on the 1st actually, the dogs and I drove to the top of Green Mountain, in Wyoming, to spend a week or so in that very special place. I had stumbled upon Green Mountain in 1970 when on my way to the Grand Tetons and then the Pacific co…
      - 26 Jul 15, 9:16pm -
    • Running over snakes
      A few days ago I was on my motorbike going to a distant pasture and I ran over this fellow. I saw him too late and all I could do was avoid putting on the brakes. I stopped and went back. He seemed unhurt, and very angry at me. I was glad I hadn't hu…
      - 17 Jun 15, 8:30pm -
    • Mus kingtutticus
      I am working on cleaning out and rearranging my shop building. This deceased citizen was in the bottom of one of the boxes I am triaging and discarding. There was a kind of macabre beauty to him and so I had to photograph the corpus. Few small corpse…
      - 15 Jun 15, 11:28pm -
    • Another branding
      On Friday I went to a roundup and branding that I have attended for almost a decade now. It's always a good event, attended by a fine group of riders and ropers. And of course the BBQ at the end is worth the trip alone!These events are the 'social ev…
      - 15 Jun 15, 11:12pm -
    • Jack Report
      I am very happy to report-- ecstatic would be more like it!-- that Jack is doing fine. The vet prescribed a one-month of antibiotics and at the end of that, late last week, his x-rays showed no signs of the spots that had appeared on the first set. T…
      - 15 Jun 15, 11:04pm -
    • This is getting ridiculous
      Rain, rain, and more rain. Not the insistent downpours my friends in Texas are getting, but a steady, day by day rain that keeps you inside while the grass grows, and grows, and grows.  It may be good for ranchers (who are, after all, grass farmers)…
      - 25 May 15, 6:13pm -
    • My Jack is Sick
      How sick remains to be seen.He developed a cough on our trip. Not extreme, but intermittent. At a recent routine exam/vaccination visit to my vet, he thought some x-rays might be in order. The radiographs revealed spots on his lymph nodes.Since we ha…
      - 23 May 15, 2:28am -
    • The Two-wheel Solution, Part the Second
      Later we camped for a few weeks in the Prescott National Forest. The urge to explore and reach out into the countryside got even stronger. There were miles and miles of NF roads and trails and ranch roads that begged to be ridden, explored, photograp…
      - 21 May 15, 6:20pm -
    • Western Arizona & The Two-wheel Solution
      Sunrise from our camp west of Quartzsite. Quartzsite is a very strange place indeed. It has the air of a carnival, and the overall feeling is that you will come back in the morning to find everything, and everyone gone, nothing left but a few tent pe…
      - 21 May 15, 6:01pm -
    • Late May on the High Plains
      About three inches yesterday and overnight. For this I returned from Arizona? Shouldn't complain though, as we have had killer blizzards later than this.
      - 20 May 15, 1:52pm -

    Of Arms and Law

    • newCert petition, NY State R&P v. New York City
      Right here. Very well written. The case challenges the NYC restriction that prohibits the holder of a permit to possess (the type most frequently issued) to transport their firearm to any location other than to a shooting range inside NYC."The que…
      - 40 mins ago 14 Dec 18, 3:26am -
    • ATF requires submission of samples before ruling on effect of an accessory
      Adam Kraut discusses it on the Prince Law blog. The importance here is ATF might rule that a certain accessory attached to a certain gun makes it an NFA firearm, which means it could be returned if the person submitting it had an SOT, and also means…
      - 2 days ago 11 Dec 18, 5:25pm -
    • Law school suspends student for owning guns
      The University of North Texas suspends a law student, apparently because he owned guns. There was an anonymous claim that he had threatened someone, a claim that he clearly refuted (not just with witnesses that said he wasn't at the location, but by…
      - 6 days ago 7 Dec 18, 11:51pm -
    • Medical articles conclude background checks do nothing
      Dave Workman has the story. Not that that will sway anyone.
      - 6 days ago 7 Dec 18, 8:28pm -
    • Problem solved
      Jail escapee beats up guard, gets away, breaks into woman's house and approaches her bedroom. She drills him thru the head. Problem solved.
      - 7 days ago 6 Dec 18, 6:10pm -
    • Third Circuit upholds NJ's ban on magazines holding more than ten rounds.
      In Ass'n of N.J. Rifle and Pistol Clubs v. Attorney General.The case is quite well laid-out for an anti-2A result, tho I course like the dissent better:"Yet the majority treats the Second Amendment differently in two ways. First, it weighs the me…
      - 8 days ago 5 Dec 18, 9:41pm -
    • Never, in the long history of human stupidity.....
      Has anyone suggested taking a hockey puck to a gunfight.In my ten years in Washington, I became amazed at the inability of policy-makers to make policy. I have since become amazed at the inability of higher education to think.
      - 9 days ago 5 Dec 18, 2:34pm -
    • California proposes tax on semi autos
      Here's a story on the proposal. If they're proposing the tax in order to fund anti-violence agencies, we might ask why they don't tax violent offenders instead? Oh, I forgot, violent criminals are not the problem. The problem is peaceful gun owners.…
      - 9 days ago 5 Dec 18, 2:00am -
    • Response to Parkland School Shooting: Cover it up, spend fortunes on PR advisors
      Story here. The school was called upon to deal with nasty SOB who made no secret of his desire to kill people and shoot up a school. So they transferred him from a school for "special needs" students (I'd never through of homicidal compulsion as a s…
      - 9 days ago 4 Dec 18, 4:53pm -
    • An inside story of Heller
      Former Justice Stevens gives an insider's view of Heller:"On the phone, he singled out three decisions as grave errors, noting that he had dissented in all of them. The first was District of Columbia v. Heller, the 5-to-4 ruling in 2008 that recog…
      - 12 days ago 2 Dec 18, 3:30pm -

    Gun Politics NY

    • Session calendar
      The 2019 New York State Legislative Session Calendar 🗓️ — Capital Tonight (@CapitalTonight) December 12, 2018 I suspect the gun control bills will come up before March as there are enough votes for them to pass even…
      - 1 day ago 12 Dec 18, 6:46pm -
    • Senate Committee Chairs
      Incoming State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins has announced committee chair assignments for the upcoming legislative session: — Legislative Gazette (@AlbanyLG) December 11, 2018
      - 3 days ago 11 Dec 18, 2:40pm -
    • Newsbits
      Monday’s Newsbits: Armed Citizen: Syracuse store owner who shot robber also shot at other thief 6 weeks ago Elections: Handicapping the Public Advocate Special Election Jurisprudence: Appeals court upholds N.J. ban on high-capacity gun magazines Le…
      - 4 days ago 10 Dec 18, 1:17pm -
    • What we can expect from the Senate Republicans
      This article in the Press-Republican gives a good idea how the new minority Republicans in the State Senate are going to behave: “… [Betty Little] said she is braced for the possibility that Democrats will try to enact stronger gun control laws w…
      - 9 days ago 4 Dec 18, 10:48pm -
    • Priorities
      According to the Washington Post: “Nearly four dozen incoming House Democrats told their future leaders Monday that they should prioritize action on health care, immigration, gun control and other topics over investigations into the Trump administr…
      - 9 days ago 4 Dec 18, 6:16pm -
    • Newsbits
      Tuesday’s Newsbits: Elections: Democrat Anthony Brindisi beats Claudia Tenney, flipping New York House seat Serino squeaks to victory over Smythe Jurisprudence: U.S. Supreme Court urged to consider NYC Second Amendment Case Legislation: Concealed C…
      - 10 days ago 4 Dec 18, 12:23pm -
    • Democrats look toward “common sense” gun laws

      - 13 days ago 1 Dec 18, 12:32pm -

    Romeo Tango Bravo

    • AAC Ti-Rant 9M :: #SHOTShow2017
      Advanced Armament Corp - Product WebpageThe Firearm BlogSilencer ShopMSRP: $799Be sure to visit our SHOT Show Coverage Collection Point for more of the show!
      - 20 Jan 17, 3:21pm -
    • Aimpoint Micro S-1 :: #SHOTShow2017
      Aimpoint - Product WebpageAll Outdoor Be sure to visit our SHOT Show Coverage Collection Point for more of the show!
      - 19 Jan 17, 9:26pm -
    • Strike Industires MP5 Upper Kit :: #SHOTShow2017
      Photo Credit :: Soldier SystemsStrike Industries - Product WebpageSoldier SystemsThe Firearm Blog Be sure to visit our SHOT Show Coverage Collection Point for more of the show!
      - 19 Jan 17, 2:56pm -
    • Mossberg 590 Shock Wave :: #SHOTShow2017
      Mossberg WebpageThe Arms GuideAmmolandMSRP: $455 Be sure to visit our SHOT Show Coverage Collection Point for more of the show!
      - 18 Jan 17, 10:20pm -
    • Kel-Tec KSG 25 :: #SHOTShow2017
      Photo Credit :: The Firearm BlogKel-Tec - Product WebpageThe Firearm Blog Be sure to visit our SHOT Show Coverage Collection Point for more of the show!
      - 18 Jan 17, 10:10pm -
    • Magpul X-22 Backpacker 10/22 Take-down Stock :: #SHOTShow2017
      Magpul - Product WebpageSoldier SystemsThe Firearm Blog Photo Credit :: Tactical Solutions InstagramBe sure to visit our SHOT Show Coverage Collection Point for more of the show!
      - 18 Jan 17, 5:52pm -
    • Winchester XPC :: #SHOTShow2017
      Winchester XPC - Product Webpage Be sure to visit our SHOT Show Coverage Collection Point for more of the show!
      - 18 Jan 17, 5:38pm -
    • CZ 527 American Suppressor Ready :: #SHOTShow2017
      CZ - Product WebpageMSRP: $748300 Blackout and 7.62x39mm Be sure to visit our SHOT Show Coverage Collection Point for more of the show!
      - 18 Jan 17, 5:14pm -
    • Q Honey Badger :: #SHOTShow2017
      Q - Product WebpageSoldier Systems Got to shoot the @the_official_q #honeybadger and #halfnelson suppressor smooth...need one! #unpossible #shotshow2017 #mediaday #downrangefirearmstraining #igmilitiaA video posted by Down Range Firear…
      - 17 Jan 17, 10:13pm -
    • Yankee Hill Machine Silencers :: #SHOTShow2017
      Yankee Hill Machine - Product WebpageSilencer Shop Be sure to visit our SHOT Show Coverage Collection Point for more of the show!
      - 17 Jan 17, 9:28pm -

    Rustmeister's Alehouse

    • Facebook Page
      So, will Facebook revive the Alehouse?I'm not sure, but it sure is easier to use than this old thing.Putting it here.
      - 4 Dec 15, 11:49pm -
    • CMP Update - Slim Pickin'
      via emailLIMITED INVENTORY AT CMP STORES(March 2013):RIFLES: The CMP currently has over 12,000 unfilled orders for rifles, ammo and other items. We also still have thousands of M1 Garands. These rifles all require inspection and repair and grading be…
      - 20 Mar 13, 3:04am -
    • CMP Update - IH Garands
      via email AGUILA .22LR AMMO. As is the case with many other sellers of .22LR ammo, the CMP has been sold out. We had posted information that we were expecting a resupply in April or May. The distributor has just informed us that the manufacturer…
      - 12 Mar 13, 12:04am -
    • CMP Update - Ammo Rationing
      Aguila .22LR Ammunition.  The CMP is sold out of caliber .22 rimfire ammunition. The manufacturer, Aguila, has advised that the earliest we can expect resupply is late April, 2013, at slightly higher pricing. We are still accepting orders and wi…
      - 5 Feb 13, 1:09am -
    • CMP Update - New Yorkers Pay Attention!
      As a result of the NY SAFE Act of 2013, effective immediately, all NY customers purchasing any CMP rifles, to include the M1 Garand, to be delivered in NY must have the rifle shipped to a NY licensed FFL dealer in NY for compliance with SAFE Act…
      - 31 Jan 13, 2:53am -
    • The Newest Example...
      ... of "Beclowning Oneself"  HAS to go to Piers Morgan after his Twitter exchange with Dana Loesch, and others. Here's my favorite:Sorry. For exposing your lack of knowledge of guns. He said that after incorrectly using the term "assault rifle"*, ma…
      - 14 Jan 13, 1:36am -
    • Thank You, David Gregory...
      ... for proving to the world that laws against ammunition magazines exceeding 10 rounds is one of the stupidest and most useless laws on the books. You shouldn't be arrested for having one on your show, in blatant violation of Washington DC's law aga…
      - 14 Jan 13, 1:19am -
    • CMP Update
      via email:The Board of Directors and the CMP staff take this opportunity to thank all our customers and competitors for their support in 2012 and wish everyone a very prosperous year in 2013. Order and email backlog. Although the staff worked man…
      - 5 Jan 13, 1:40am -
    • Michael Moore is a Big Piece of Shit
      Here's why (this time) - Michael Moore's New Years Resolutions: 4. Stop saying, "I support the troops." I don't ... why would anyone sign up for this rogue organization? Because they - aww, never mind. You wouldn't understand. You're so far remove…
      - 1 Jan 13, 9:33pm -
    • RIP Stormin' Norman
      My commander: .
      - 28 Dec 12, 1:21am -

    Semi Automatic Heart

    • House Democrats to Ban manufacture of so-called "Assault Weapons" (Semi-Automatics)

      House Democrats to Ban manufacture of so-called "Assault Weapons" (Semi-Automatics)

      Here we go again, War without end!...(S9) recipients should redirect to full website at
      - 18 Dec 15, 4:28am -
    • AR-15: Phony outrage over ad with armed Santa (Video)

      AR-15: Phony outrage over ad with armed Santa (Video)

      Local news story from Chico, California; riding the wave of media fueled obsession over semi-auto Armalite pattern rifles - (S9) recipients should redirect to fu…
      - 11 Dec 15, 10:23pm -
    • Majority of Americans OPPOSES ban on (so-called) "Assault Weapons"

      Majority of Americans OPPOSES ban on (so-called) "Assault Weapons"

      Patrick J. Egan tweeted this information.... (S9)E-Mail recipients should redirect to full website at
      - 11 Dec 15, 9:49pm -
    • AR-15: Savannah Police considering obtaining AR's, public uneasy...

      AR-15: Savannah Police considering obtaining AR's, public uneasy...

      Of all places, Savannah is the last I would expect the public would be nervous about the Police deploying semi-automatic long guns (they have some low-down dirty criminals down there, they need em')...So...Go fig'...(S9)…
      - 24 Nov 15, 7:26am -
    • California Tyranny: Bloomberg Buck$ and Political hunger for Newsom to go with anti-gun B.S. ...

      California Tyranny: Bloomberg Buck$ and Political hunger for Newsom to go with anti-gun B.S. ...

      He cares not for anything but his own "career", taking a page from mentor Diane Feinstien, appear to "do something" to bolster yourself in the public eye, but have a "no-lose strategy" i.e. If he wins this, it makes him look like a "hero", if he lose…
      - 19 Nov 15, 9:34am -
    • Apologia Bar Sinister...

      Apologia Bar Sinister...

      Don't let her good looks fool you: She is a Bytch in real life!!!Please, I feel that sometimes I am lucky just to get back into this blog to post(!!!). Ever since "Google" has decided that there should be one universal login to get to, for example, B…
      - 19 Nov 15, 9:07am -
    • AK-47: Funky Looking Hungarian AMD's confiscated by Police in Brazil...

      AK-47: Funky Looking Hungarian AMD's confiscated by Police in Brazil...

      these Morons have obviously bee watching FB videos of the MX cartel idiots...AK-47 Hungarian variant "AMD's" confiscated by Police in Brazil. "Pimped" AMD basically looks stupid, but it is apparent the owner has no viable brain cells to begin with. P…
      - 19 Nov 15, 9:03am -
    • This is how AK-47's get to Paris

      This is how AK-47's get to Paris

      Folding stock AK's on display"Guns soon became a major export commodity in the Balkans. Western Europe is the target market. “Many firearms trafficked in Europe come from the western Balkans after being held illegally after recent conflicts in the…
      - 17 Nov 15, 1:09am -
    • Cruz gets it right yet again.....

      Cruz gets it right yet again.....

      Nail on the head... recipients should redirect to full website at
      - 13 Nov 15, 8:08pm -
    • Full-Auto Pushback (USA)

      Full-Auto Pushback (USA) recipients should redirect to full website at
      - 13 Nov 15, 7:53pm -

    The Bluff

    The Defensive Handgun Blog

      We've Moved! Our new blog address is Please update your links!Also, Defensive Force Instructors LLC has a new home on the web: CLICK HERE for information about our upcoming courses and dates.*NO…
      - 28 Jan 11, 6:10pm -
    • CLE for Virginia Gun Law
      I am happy to announce that we are filling out the forms for CLE credit for Virginia. If you want to register for the October 23rd seminar, and want CLE credit for it, the fee is $125. We are submitting an application for 2.5 hours of CLE credit. Sor…
      - 29 Sep 10, 1:21am -
    • Where Even Prosecutors Can't Carry
      Uncle links to a story about a man who fires some warning shots because a gang of, well, gang members was threatening him. The comments discuss the wisdom of warning shots and legal implications.Here's some additional background. The Nassau County DA…
      - 9 Sep 10, 12:22pm -
    • Required Reading for Concealed Carry
      Here is a good write-up of a self-defense shooting that went to court twice. HT Snowflakes in HellThe defendant, Mr. Hickey, was involved in a self-defense shooting when he was attacked by three neighbors in his own driveway. He was charged with aggr…
      - 7 Sep 10, 1:18pm -
    • SIRT Pistol for Training
      Caleb has a post up on the SIRT pistol, a dedicated dry-fire handgun that shoots a laser out the barrel whenever the gun is "fired."While this seems like a good way to train, I'd be afraid that it would make me look for the laser and not call my shot…
      - 7 Sep 10, 12:42pm -
    • Malum Prohibitum
      The NY Times reports that Chicago's gun ordinance, as well as state gun laws, aren't successfully used to deter violent crime. HT Uncle.“We do bypass our ordinance because the penalties are more serious under state laws,” Ms. Hoyle said. “But t…
      - 1 Sep 10, 11:38am -
    • Chesapeake Shooting Ruled Justified
      The shooting in Chesapeake earlier this month has been ruled justified. Decent coverage here and here. Sumdood fired shots at armed citizen while said citizen was standing outside his family's home. Armed citizen, a concealed handgun permit holder, r…
      - 31 Aug 10, 2:17am -
    • Reloading Shotgun for 3-Gun Competition
      Here's a good video from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit on speedloading your shotty for 3-gun. Looks like a good gig if you can get it.Here's another good video with a breakdown of the shooter's technique.Permalinked for future reference.
      - 28 Aug 10, 10:22pm -
    • Getting Out of Traffic Ticket by Carrying a Gun
      Extreme Tolerance relates his story of getting out of a ticket by virtue of legally carrying a gun. The officer that pulls you over will know as soon as he looks up your license plate that you have a concealed carry permit, which with many cops is a…
      - 27 Aug 10, 11:25am -
    • Galil Ace and Krebs AK
      Galil Ace Rifle over at The Firearm Blog.As he puts it, "the consumer AK accessory industry is sure to start producing handguards, pistol grips and stocks for dressing up a AK-clone as an Galil Ace."That already exists. Here is the Krebs Custom AK ri…
      - 26 Aug 10, 12:49pm -

    The Swiss Gun Blog

    • Wofür das Gewehr steht
      Image : Ernst Hodel Advertisements
      - 3 Jul 17, 8:15pm -
    • Armatissimi e liberissimi

      - 30 Jun 17, 12:27pm -
    • Finger weg vom Schweizer Waffenrecht!
      The Swiss Gun Blog ist ein stolzer Supporter der Aktion “Finger weg vom Schweizer Waffenrecht” von Patrick Jauch. Patrick hat in den letzten Monaten  im Alleingang (!) die Kommunikation der Schweizer Waffenbesitzer revolutioniert. Er hat den alt…
      - 27 Jun 17, 6:05am -
    • Morgarten: Toujours tricher, toujours gagner
      Diese Rede, die der damalige Verteidigungsminister Ueli Maurer vor zwei Jahren anlässlich des Jubiläumsfests „700 Jahre Schlacht am Morgarten“ vom 21. Juni 2015 beim Morgarten-Denkmal gehalten hat, ist etwas vom Feinsten, das ein Schweizer Pol…
      - 22 Jun 17, 7:00am -
    • Re-boot von ProTELL
      An einer denkwürdigen ausserordentlichen GV haben die Mitglieder von proTELL am 17. Juni im Albisgüetli Zürich einen neuen Vorstand bestellt. Damit ist gesichert, dass das Anliegen eines liberalen Waffenrechts wirksam und mit frischem Elan gegen d…
      - 20 Jun 17, 6:39am -
    • Wahlempfehlung
      Am 18. Oktober 2015 finden in der Schweiz die Wahlen in das Schweizer Parlament statt. Die Haltung eines Politikers zur Waffenfrage ist zugleich Ausdruck seiner Haltung zur persönlichen Freiheit des Bürgers. Aufgrund von liess sich er…
      - 21 Sep 15, 8:26pm -
    • Pick up a rifle…
      “Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen” – Col. Jeff Cooper, The Art of the Rifle, chap. 1 (Image taken from the poster of the 1939 shooting tournament in Lucerne)
      - 8 Apr 15, 7:59pm -
    • The Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
      Le droit de posséder et de porter des armes découle du droit naturel, tout comme le droit de propriété, la liberté expression, le droit à l’autodétermination sexuelle, etc. La constitution ne crée pas de tels droits, elle ne peut que les…
      - 5 Apr 15, 10:17am -
    • Say No to Gun Registration
      L’enregistrement des armes vient avant leur confiscation. Non au désarmement des citoyens. Zwangsregistrierung von Waffen ist der letzte notwendige Schritt vor der Konfiskation. Nein zur Entwaffnung der Bürger.    
      - 4 Apr 15, 5:02pm -
    • Opération Vercingétorix: Il faut désarmer le citoyen
        Dans le canton de Vaud, les citoyens les contribuables peuvent rendre leurs armes à César à la police. Opération Vercingétorix: collecte d’armes prolongée en 2015 Après deux ans, le bilan satisfaisant de l’opération Vercingétorix enco…
      - 1 Apr 15, 5:09pm -

    The War on Guns

    • newWhat If the Cats and Dogs are Black?
      Black South African politician urges followers to 'kill whites', saying: 'We will kill their children and their women' - Andile Mngxitama says for every one black person killed we will kill five whites - The BLF President even claimed cats and dogs o…
      - 6 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 10:27pm -
    • newAbout Those 'Russian Bots'...
      A Russian robot named ‘Boris’ hailed as hi-tech on state TV has been unmasked as a man in a suit [More]There's an Opposite Day "progressives" observation in there somewhere...
      - 11 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 5:26pm -
    • newSpeaking of Ridiculous
      It’s ridiculous that it’s unconstitutional for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to run for president - Immigrants, young people, and everyone else should be allowed to run. [More]What can I say but "Vox"?
      - 11 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 5:09pm -
    • newEmbracing the Dark Side
      Former Congressman John Dingell, Jr., a partisan Democrat whose immediate family has controlled the same seat in the House of Representatives for 86 years, has some suggestions for fixing Congress.  We should abolish the Senate and the Electoral Col…
      - 12 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 4:19pm -
    • newDesign by Committee
      Everything but the obvious... [More]Rob Morse has more.UPDATE:Oh look: How did I miss this?
      - 12 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 4:07pm -
    • newWe're the Only Ones Broadening Enough
      RaShall Brackney, Charlottesville’s chief of police, said she was glad officers might have more ability to limit firearms at public events, but she would like broader authority from the General Assembly for localities to limit guns in public places…
      - 12 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 3:54pm -
    • newCan We All Get Along?
      Glover says she wants to persuade former Vice President Joe Biden to pick GOP Sen. Mitt Romney as his Vice President and running mate. The two would run on a one-term unity party ticket with a promise to address the nation’s growing variety of deep…
      - 12 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 3:48pm -
    • newIt Depends Upon What the Meaning of the Term 'Bold Ideas' Is
      According to the straw poll, the plurality of members were undecided on whom they will support in 2020 with no front-runner, expressing support for Beto O’Rourke (15.6%), Joe Biden (14.9%), Bernie Sanders (13.1%), Kamala Harris (10%), Elizabeth War…
      - 12 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 3:44pm -
    • newAnd Perhaps Not
      If pro-lifers can communicate our displeasure with Kavanaugh's dereliction of duty in this case, perhaps he will be more careful next time. [More]"Perhaps?"Why does Stalin's (alleged) question about the Pope come to mind?[Via Mack H]
      - 12 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 3:38pm -
    • newWhat's Truth Got to Do with It?
      Additionally, Butina’s plea agreement does not mention any schemes to funnel money into the NRA to help elect Donald Trump. [More]Then again, it doesn't have to if the object is to poison public sentiment by introducing and spreading calculated all…
      - 13 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 3:28pm -

    Traction Control

    • newMovie Night: Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw in “The Getaway”

      - 5 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 11:09pm -
    • newAvailable Now
      PC9610L18 $1,512.99 Springfield Armory 1911A1 TRP Operator® Single Action Semi-Automatic Pistol, 10 mm, 6″ Barrel, Black Matte Armory Kote Finish, VZ Alien Dirty Olive G-10 Grips, Two 8 Round Magazines, Gen 2 Speed Trigger, Front Serrations, Acces…
      - 22 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 6:01am -
    • On Craigslist
      1965 AC Cobra Replica (built in 1981) Will trade for Machine Guns!
      - 6 days ago 7 Dec 18, 6:25pm -
    • Quote of the day – Alan Gottlieb, via Joe Huffman’s Place
      If a citizen is law-abiding in his home state, he or she is going to be law-abiding in a different state where they might find a firearm they want to buy, but the interstate sales ban prevents that. Citizens can purchase all sorts of other goods acro…
      - 13 days ago 1 Dec 18, 8:40am -
    • Would I Be Happier with a Porsche 911 Turbo 930 or a piece of Tape Covering my Laptop’s Camera?
      I’ll try the tape thing first and see how that works out.
      - 13 days ago 1 Dec 18, 8:35am -
    • The 2nd Amendment is Obsolete [?]
      Larry Correia [Correia45] covers it with the best response.  
      - 13 days ago 1 Dec 18, 8:29am -
    • Mance case petition to Supreme Court
      Here’s the press release, I don’t have the petition for cert. yet. The Mance case is the one challenging GCA 68’s ban on purchases of handguns from FFLs in other states. More at Of Arms & the Law:…
      - 13 days ago 1 Dec 18, 8:22am -
    • Petition Filed Today
      - 24 days ago 19 Nov 18, 9:33pm -
    • Only $298,000 To Go
      In my quest to buy a Ferrari 488.  
      - 30 days ago 14 Nov 18, 2:35pm -
    • 40,138 Acres
      Please forward $30,103,500 so that I may buy this ranch.  Thanks.  
      - 31 days ago 13 Nov 18, 12:53am -

    Virginia Shooting Sports Association

    • State Senator Dave Marsden Wants Legal Gun Owners to Held Liable for Actions of Criminals
      Virginia Public Radio station WVTF reported last week that State Senator Dave Marsden wants gun owners to be held liable if their gun is used in a crime or suicide.“All guns start out legal, and then 60% of the guns that end up being used in crimes…
      - 2 days ago 12 Dec 18, 3:48pm -
    • Arlington/Fairfax IWLA Sills Air Range Raffle
      Every year the Arlington/Fairfax IWLA (a VSSA affiliated club) Sills Air Range does 2-3 raffles to help secure the air range’s long term financial stability. Using donated items — mostly from the Midway Foundation — the club raises funds via ra…
      - 2 days ago 11 Dec 18, 6:02pm -
    • Lynchburg Police Urge Gun Owners to Lock Their Cars
      WSLS 10 News in Lynchburg reports that in the last five years, 118 guns were reported stolen out of unlocked cars in Lynchburg.  Lynchburg Police are urging gun owners to lock their cars.This is a national problem as well.  The National Shooting S…
      - 10 days ago 3 Dec 18, 5:00pm -
    • WSJ: Dick's Sporting Goods Paying a Price for Decision to Stop Selling Guns to People Under 21
      The Wall Street Journal has the story here:Sales at existing stores and websites fell 3.9% for the three-month period ended Nov. 3., driven down by weakness in the company’s hunting and electronics departments, executives said on a conference call…
      - 15 days ago 28 Nov 18, 8:43pm -
    • Virginian Pilot Editorial Page Urges General Assembly to Consider Gun Control
      Tuesday's Virginian Pilot had this editorial calling on the General Assembly to consider additional restrictions on our firearm rights in the upcoming session.  The bulk of the editorial discussed the recommendations of the special legislative commi…
      - 15 days ago 28 Nov 18, 4:27pm -
    • Ahead of Taking Over House, Democrats Push for Gun Control in Spending Bill
      Roll Call has the story here. Democrats are not happy with a rider in the House version of the FY 19 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations bill they say would block enforcement of an Obama era requirement that gun sellers in four southwestern bord…
      - 16 days ago 27 Nov 18, 8:06pm -
    • VSSA Receives TacticalPay Radio's Community Organization of the Week Award
      VSSA is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of this week’s Community Organization of the Week from TacticalPay Radio! You can listen to the episode featuring VSSA at: VSSA is highlighted nea…
      - 17 days ago 26 Nov 18, 5:03pm -
    • Gun Owners Get Win after Tuesday's Special Election to Fill Vacant House of Delegates Seat
      In 2017, Virginia Democrats won 15 seats in the House of Delegates, with Republicans narrowly maintaining a majority at 51-49, which preserved the pro-gun majority by a single seat. Over the summer, Delegate Greg Habeeb resigned to focus on his perso…
      - 36 days ago 8 Nov 18, 3:23pm -
    • Election Post Mortem - Predicted "Blue Wave" More of a Blue Ripple
      Yesterday, the voters appear to have voted for more gridlock as they awarded continued majority control of the U.S. Senate to the GOP while the House of Representatives flipped to Democratic Control.  The latter was helped with the loss of three pro…
      - 36 days ago 7 Nov 18, 5:52pm -
    • Cardinal Cup Action Pistol Championship Results
      The Cardinal Cup Action Pistol Championship was held at Bedford Rifle & Revolver Club on September 30th. The results are as follows:State Champion- OverallKevin AngstadtRadford, VAGrand Senior Production and Grand Senior Metallic Sight WinnerSteven…
      - 62 days ago 12 Oct 18, 5:03pm -

    Yankee Gun Nuts

    • Charter Arms Pitbull – Update
      Many moons ago, we tested the Charter Arms Pitbull revolvers, which fire rimless cartridges.  We tested both the .40S&W and 9mm versions: http://www.yankeegunnuts.c…
      - 3 Jul 15, 2:51pm -
    • Condition Yellow: Nature or Nurture?
      Most shooters are at least dimly aware of the “color codes” of awareness (White/Yellow/Orange/Red) that Jeff Cooper popularized. If you read Jeff Cooper’s wikipedia entry, it defines Condition Yellow by quoting The Carry Book: Minnesota Edition…
      - 28 Jun 15, 12:00pm -
    • Bob Owens Can Go Fuck Himself
      What the hell is going on here? First, Jim Dumbo Zumbo shoots his career in the foot by going full-Fudd. Then Dickless Metcalf starts carrying the anti-gunners’ water for them, and his mealy-mouthed editor at Guns & Ammo helps him do it. Now Bob Ow…
      - 12 May 15, 11:39pm -
    • Another Bad Week for Gun-Grabbers
      Pity the anti-gun zealots.  Actually, no I don’t.  I am glad they are hitting every pothole on the road to the future. First, Sarah Brady dies, reducing the number of bloody shirts they can wave.  One less deceptive liar in the world.  And one…
      - 23 Apr 15, 12:40am -
    • The Pressure Builds
      The late, great character actor Strother Martin had many memorable lines in Cool Hand Luke.  Among them: “What we’ve got here is… failure to communicate. Some men you just can’t reach. So you get what we had here last week, which is the way…
      - 22 Apr 15, 11:58pm -
    • Little 9mm Pistols: Most Recent Update
      The popularity of 9mm handguns continues to grow. And the rights of Americans to carry concealed handguns for self-defense are becoming more entrenched across the country.  Even if some areas only try to pay lip-service to them. In light of recent p…
      - 29 Mar 15, 3:22pm -
    • CT Gun Control Update
      When the headline-hungry CT legislature passed Public Act 13-3, and it was signed into law by the stuttering dipshit Gov. Malloy, CT gun owners were legally obligated to take action with regards to any newly-redefined “assault weapons” that were…
      - 8 Feb 15, 9:31pm -
    • What You Gonna Do When They Come For You?
      “Bad Boys” doesn’t quite do them justice, these ignorant terrorist cavemen that attacked the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris and killed 12 people and wounded 7 more.  It takes a special kind of backwardness for a religion to be born in the…
      - 9 Jan 15, 2:45am -
    • Happy New Year!
      Welcome to 2015! 2014 was certainly an interesting year. SigArms and HK released their first modern striker-fired pistols. (Not HK’s first striker design, which was the P7, but their first modern, market-focused design). Glock released their first…
      - 1 Jan 15, 12:19pm -
    • Gun Ownership in a time of Civil Unrest
      The aftermath of the Darren Wilson grand jury wasn’t a surprise to you was it? While not discussing the merits of the case, the many clear signs leading up to the announcement all pointed to two conclusions: that a decision not to indict would be f…
      - 28 Nov 14, 3:18pm -

    The State of Guns

    • Combat Knife 101: Guide to Find the Right Combat Knife

      Combat Knife 101: Guide to Find the Right Combat Knife

        Having the proper knife can be the difference between life and death under certain circumstances, especially if you are in the wilderness or in combat. So how do you go about to find the knife that can be your savior in times of distress? Combat K…
      - 1 Mar 18, 12:26pm -
    • Biometric Technology: Securing Your Firearms the Modern Way

      Biometric Technology: Securing Your Firearms the Modern Way

      What is biometric technology? The term biometrics is derived from the Greek words bio meaning life and metric meaning to measure. Biometrics is the measurement and statistical analysis of people’s unique physical and behavioral characterist…
      - 16 Jan 18, 10:03pm -
    • H&K MP5-22 Rimfire Rifle Review

      H&K MP5-22 Rimfire Rifle Review

      I can’t be certain but I believe the first time I saw an MP5 sub-machine gun was in Die Hard 2. John McClane gets his hands on one after taking out an enemy with his pistol and from there the MP5 and its variants are peppered throughout the movie…
      - 10 Jan 18, 7:54pm -
    • The Importance of Gun Care and Maintenance

      The Importance of Gun Care and Maintenance

      Whether guns kill or don’t kill is a controversial topic. What isn’t debatable, however, is that gun owners need to properly care for and maintain their firearms. It’s part of being a responsible gun owner. Unfortunately, some people don’t se…
      - 10 Jan 18, 6:27pm -
    • New California Laws to Take Effect in 2016

      New California Laws to Take Effect in 2016

      Three gun safety laws will go into effect in beginning January 1st. in California. AB 1014 will allow family members to obtain a restraining order temporarily barring gun ownership for a relative they believe to be at risk of committing an act of vio…
      - 28 Dec 15, 3:30pm -
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