Monday, May 25, 2015

Update on a story first broken by David Codrea.

Smart Gun Company Touted By Democrats Files Chapter 11-Style Restructuring

Photo of eagle on Fort Snelling gravestone touches hearts, goes viral.

Amateur photographer Frank Glick was on his way to work when he drove through Fort Snelling National Cemetery early one morning. He spotted a bald eagle through the mist, perched on a gravestone, and snapped shots with his aging but ever-present camera.

Interesting. WASP Injection Knife -vs.- Watermelon

Link.

Have much to do today before I leave out this week.

I'll have more later.

County sheriff has used stingray over 300 times with no warrant

San Bernardino Sheriff's Department doesn't tell judges it's using spy device.

NRA magazine -- ALL M855 victory and NO 7n6 defeat

Not one word about 7n6 in this May article, because that ban slipped by without most of the American gun-owning public, policymakers, or gun lobbyists even raising an eyebrow. The NRA lost that fight, but then again, it scarcely even lifted a finger to resist. But all of that doesn't fit the current M855 narrative--that NRA stood ready and jumped into action to prevent reinterpretation of "sporting purposes" clauses, reclassification of pistol vs. rifle ammunition, and so forth. They failed.

Progressivism: Beyond Parody

"Around the world, climate change increases the risk of instability and conflict," {Obama} said. "Make no mistake, it will impact how our military defends our country. So we need to act, and we need to act now. Denying it or refusing to deal with it endangers our national security," he added. "It undermines the readiness of our forces."

Hey, let’s create a national database of gun owners!

At some point the Democrats need to simply come clean and admit that even state by state lists of gun owners are either showing up or will eventually show up in the the hands of the federal government. This is not a bug in the system… it’s a feature. And continuing to deny it turns a very important constitutional rights discussion into a clown show.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Question for Nashville area Theepers

I will be linking up with my co-driver in Nashville on Wednesday afternoon/night. We need a secure place to park his vehicle for 9 days until we return. Can you suggest a parking garage that is secure? (I know, almost an oxymoron.) Please email me if you do. GeorgeMason1776ATaolDOTcom

Anecdote of a collapsing civilization.

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light. -- Dylan Thomas.
The Self-Immolation of National Review

Praxis: Magazine loader pouch.

I ran into a fellow at a local range the other day who was running a lot of rounds through his Glock. He was using a mag loader like this one:
Each time he needed it, he dug into his pocket to fish it out. When he walked back to his pickup, I noticed an otherwise squared away MOLLE-type rig on the tailgate set up for M-4/M-16 magazines and his Glock large frame semi-auto. I asked him if he had a pouch to put his speed loader in and he looked embarrassed when he answered no, he hadn't thought about it. I told him that GIs using M-3 grease guns in WWII and Korea would have their mag loaders clipped onto their web gear by the simple expedient of unhooking one of the front straps from the belt and threading the mag loader through it. It rattled a bit against the snap hook, but it was handy.
I've seen photos of French paras doing the same thing with mag loaders for their SMGs in Indochina and Algeria, both M-3 grease guns and MAT-49s.
M-3 Grease gun magazine loader.
I suggested to the young man that from my own experience, an M-3 mag loader fit very nicely into a current issue single MOLLE 40mm grenade pouch like this one:
I told him I was certain he could rig one up to his combat fighting vest for his Glock and it would fit just fine and he wouldn't have to dig for it. He thanked me for the tip.

Yakima Arms Expo

Arms Expo 2015 is June 20-21, and will be a two-day family event for patriots.  It consists of the following:

Constitutional Gun Show and Liberty Market
Expo goers will be able to buy and sell guns according to the Second Amendment--no paperwork, no background checks.  If you have guns, ammo, magazines, or other gun-related items, you can sell them no questions asked at the expo.  The Liberty Market will offer many other types of items for sale as well, including:

- Freeze dried prepper food
- Gun barrels and other parts
- Flash drives with the secure Tails operating system already installed
- Books and information from well-known personalities in the prepper and liberty movement
- Food and drink vendors and more!

Classes and Demonstrations
Arms Expo will also be offering short classes on topics important to those who follow the liberty movement, are prepping, or who are interested in self-defense, such as:

- Canning and Storing Food
- Gun Safety
- Advanced Defensive Pistol Course (to be held on a private range nearby the weekend after the expo)
- Intelligence and Deception Detection
- Raising Patriot Kids
- Living Liberty Every Day
- Building an AR-15
- Range Day, sponsored by Tactical Supply of Yakima
- much more!

Camping for the Family
People looking to take advantage of the entire Expo or who are traveling a long way to come can get a campsite right on the Expo grounds.  There will be 24-hour armed security and a family-friendly environment.  Get to know your fellow patriots, enjoy an evening bonfire and don't miss any part of the expo.

Liberty Speakers
Some of the most influential and on-fire personalities in the liberty movement will be on hand to speak, meet patriots and talk about what's important in the fight.

- Mike Vanderboegh
- Rep. Matthew Shea
- Cope Reynolds

Live Entertainment
Popular singer/songwriter Jordan Page will be live at the Expo!

Kids Activities
If you have kids, no better place to introduce them to the liberty movement and safe firearm handling.  We will have firearm safety classes, games, face painting, and more.

For more information check out the website: http://arms-expo.com

"The Art of Avoiding War."

"Why it’s so hard to defeat an enemy that won’t fight you" (on your terms).
See also: The Real Problem with America's Military
The history of conflict is about people trying to impose their will on each other or intimidating competitors into adopting a desired behavior or course of action by the threat (explicit or implicit) of force. Has the invention of the iPhone so fundamentally changed the nature of Man that millennia of human history have been relegated to its ash-heap? Many “defense experts” — including those with operational experience, academic pedigree or both — seem to think so. And that fanciful thinking permeates much of the current debate over the use of the military as well as thinking about the role of each service and what they contribute to national security. . .
War — a violent conflict among and between peoples—has a tenacious consistency stretching back to the origins of Man. The character of warfare evolves continuously on the edges, but its fundamental nature remains true to its immutable core. This should lead modern-day warriors to be circumspect—especially when they are considering tossing centuries of experience out the window in favor of the alluring promise of transformative, leap-ahead, game-changing, and revolutionary technological solutions.

Interesting.

Sikorsky S-97 Raider About to Take to the Skies

The way it's supposed to work. “I told him no, there’s no leaving, leaving was before you hopped into my car … at this point there is not leaving.”

VIDEO: Man Holds Attempted Carjacking Suspect At Gunpoint, On Point And By The Book.

Which begs the question: who really fired first? The bikers or the cops?

CCTV Video of Twin Peaks/Waco Shooting Shared With AP Reporters – Gunfire Began Outside, Bikers Running For Cover, Police Entered Restaurant With “Assault Rifles”
"The reason Swanton is claiming not to have seen this video, is specifically because he needs plausible deniability for his public statements which are counter to the content within the video. Now I’m certain this entire shooting is fishy and filled with CYA."

"Let’s Burn The Global Warming Heretic!"

Deadspin says ESPN's Will Cain must be punished for failing to embrace liberal orthodoxy.

Republican 'leaders' block and derail campus carry in Nevada

Proving that it’s not just Democrats who support infringements on the right of the people to keep and bear arms, two state senators blocked “legal” recognition of adults -- otherwise lawfully eligible to carry firearms -- from doing so on college campuses in Nevada, “Conservatarian” political activist Chuck Muth reported Thursday. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Greg Brower and Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson “have dug in their heels” to kill Amanda’s Law, named for rape survivor and self-defense advocate Amanda Collins, who was prohibited by law from having the means of defense at the time she was attacked.

Group Used Actors for NYC Gun Store Facade

In an exclusive, the Shooter’s Log has learned that actors were used to portray customers in a fake gun shop “public service announcement” produced by States United Against Gun Violence earlier this year. The New York City Mayor’s Office of Media has confirmed these facts in its response to a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request submitted in March.