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Guns And Torts

Via Eugene Volokh. Like Secretary Clinton, the supporters of the bills put before Congress to repeal PLCAA argue that no other industry enjoys the legal shield that the gun industry does — giving as counter-examples firms such as auto companies, pharmaceutical drug companies and even tobacco companies. They are right to some extent …. [But] […]

The NRA’s Idea Of Recreation: Assault Rifles, Armor-Piercing Bullets And Silencers

Dana Milbank: The days are growing colder, and soon millions of American hunters will pursue a time-honored tradition. They will load their automatic weapons with armor-piercing bullets, strap on silencers, head off to the picnic grounds on nearby public lakes — and start shooting. If you do not immediately recognize this pastime as part of […]

Approaches To Islam

NR: “A propensity to violence is embedded in the core principles of Islam,” he writes, demonstrating how this propensity repeats down the centuries and across borders. Every time and everywhere the violence is a phenomenon of the faith, not a reaction to poverty or to some wickedness supposedly imposed by outsiders and unbelievers such as, […]

The Fostech Origin 12

Would The Alaskan say this is enough 12 gauge for a grizzly?

Defensive Use Of An AR-15

Dean Weingarten at Ammoland. On May 6th, 2017, an armed man was sitting on his front porch in the 400 block of Glenburnie Drive in Houston, Texas. He had a concealed carry permit. His brother says that he goes to the range often. He was on his porch and had another firearm with him. An […]

Should You Tell The Cops You Have A Gun?

Jacob Sullum at Reason: The fatal shooting of Philando Castile last year by a Minnesota police officer reinvigorated an old debate about how people who are licensed to carry a concealed weapon (CCW) should handle interactions with the cops. The officer, who was acquitted of manslaughter in June, panicked during a traffic stop after Castile, […]

The Top Five Navy SEAL Firearms

The Daily Caller.  1).300 Win Mag (M91A2), 2) M4A1 with SOPMOD Kit and M203, 3) M14, 4) MP5, and 5) Sig Sauer P226. Eh, you can have the Sig.  I don’t want it, and I don’t shoot 9mm.  My 1911s do just fine, and John Moses Browning is still comfortable in his superiority to […]

Supreme Court Weighs Gun Ban In Delaware Parks And Forests

They are, after all, the king’s forests and king’s parks, never forget. Valihura also pressed Durstein about an individual’s right to carry a gun for self-defense, which he argued is less acute in a park tent or cabin than in a person’s home. Durstein said the trade-off for banning guns is a commitment by the […]

Were Guns Confiscated Prior To Hurricane Irma?

As you know, gun confiscations were threatened by governor Mapp prior to hurricane Irma (he called it “seizures”).  Then he vacillated and equivocated and said that seizure doesn’t really mean seizure.  I’m sure he equivocated because of the negative attention he got from mainland U.S. There are continuing reports of trouble on St. John and other […]

Suppressors: Just Another Gun Industry Revenue Scheme

Salon: Silencers are seen by the gun industry as a great way to recruit new customers, because the devices make guns less scary to children. “For new or younger shooters, using a silencer means being able to focus on marksmanship fundamentals and enjoy the overall shooting experience with considerably more comfort,” the 2017 catalog for […]

Apocalyptic News From The U.S. Virgin Islands

News of St. John. I’m scared. Those are words I never thought I would write when referring to St. John. But I’m scared. We’re only four days into this mess, and we’re hearing some awful things. For starters, Joe’s Rum Hut was broken into the day after Irma hit. The ATM was stolen. They attempted […]

The Ultimate Guide To Revolver Disassembly And Cleaning

Shooting Illustrated has a very informative article on revolver disassembly and cleaning.  It’s worth reading in full, and it’s also worth sending this link to yourself and referring to it later with an email search (which is what I do). It has very good pictures (I learn visually) and also recommendations for revolver tools.  I’ll […]

Paul Ryan Is Blocking Concealed Carry Reciprocity

David Codrea: “Why haven’t we seen movement over either 38 or 2909 since the horrific events in Virginia?” Walters asked, noting the Republicans control the House and the Senate and both Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appear to be blocking bills advancing the right to keep and bear arms. “You know what?” Massie […]

Hurricane Irma Survivors Face Looting And Violence

From The Guardian: Survivors on Caribbean islands shattered by Hurricane Irma begged the world for food, water, shelter and rescue on Saturday as they faced down armed looters and the prospect of a fresh onslaught from strengthening Hurricane Jose. [ … ] From the Virgin Islands, survivors painted a picture of desolation and violence, but […]

Hurricane Preparations

It’s been light posting for several days and may be for a few more, depending on whether power outages affect me.  I’ve been trying to do a bit of hurricane preps.  Of course, I am not affected like those in the direct path of Hurricane Irma and I won’t be.  Pray for them.

Gun Blasphemy

John Farnam: I don’t see a return to hammer-fired pistols with manual decocking-levers any time soon. That era is long-over. Double-action revolvers still work just fine, but have their limitations. And, the dwindling 1911 crowd will be around for a long time to come, but every year, they all get one year older! So that’s […]

Grizzly Bear Mauls Bow Hunter

Via reader Fred, SJ: A grizzly bear mauled a bow hunter in southwestern Montana, slashing a 16-inch cut in his head that required 90 stitches to close. “I could hear bones crunching, just like you read about,” said Tom Sommer, as he recovered in a Montana hospital on Tuesday afternoon. Sommer said he and a […]

Surefire Releases New Pistol Lights

From TFB.  1000 lumens.  Maybe it’s just me, but I think we’ve beat the lumen horse dead.  There’s essentially no difference between 800 lumens and 1000 lumens to me, or even less than that.  They are all so bright that it can blind you when the light scatters off of walls, especially if the walls […]

U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Orders Confiscation Of Weapons In Advance Of Hurricane

David Codrea: “U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed an emergency order allowing the seizure of private guns, ammunition, explosives and property the National Guard may need to respond to Hurricane Irma,” Michael Bastasch reported Tuesday at The Daily Caller.  “The order allows the Adjutant General of the Virgin Islands to seize private property they […]

Mother Chases Away Home Invader Using Handgun

The Chronicle: ELYRIA – A mother of three chased a would-be burglar out of her house with a pistol after he broke in just before 8 p.m. Monday. According to a police report, Brett Santo, 33, of Chestnut Street, walked into Sarah Long’s home on Fourth Street and approached her 15-year-old daughter. Long’s 17-year-old daughter […]

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