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Charging Boar Versus .45 ACP

Via Claire, this video is worth watching. The.45 ACP knocked that big boy on his can, for sure, but my goodness, I think the shooter needs some retraining in the rules of gun safety.  He just about killed his partner too.  Maybe they need to think a little harder about formation.

Hey Officer LEO: I Don’t Give A Shit About Your Safety

Via WRSA, this analysis deserves to be heard. Basically, think about it this way.  If you put your own safety ahead of the safety of others, you have lost your heart and soul.  No, not just your bravery and courage (if you ever had any), but your heart and soul.

Wichita Swatting Victim’s Mother Isn’t Even Allowed To See Her Own Son

CNN: Nearly a week after police shot and killed a Kansas man while responding to a prank call, the victim’s mother pleaded with authorities to allow her to see her deceased son. Lisa Finch wrote in a letter to the Wichita, Kansas, mayor and police chief that she doesn’t know where they’re keeping his body […]

“This Is My Rifle, This Is My Police Union”

US News: LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas say a man suffered a minor injury after the rifle of an officer on the Las Vegas Strip discharged following the New Year’s Eve festivities. Officer Laura Meltzer says the officer was moving barricades around 1:19 a.m. Monday near the Monte Carlo casino-hotel when he […]

CSM Joseph Michael Murray, Son Tay raider, passes

The Fayetteville Observer reports that retired Command Sergeant Major Joseph Michael Murray has passed at the age of 73. The 73-year-old veteran was a 26-year-old sergeant first class when he volunteered for the famed Son Tay Raid into what was then North Vietnam on Nov. 21, 1970. Command Sgt. Maj. Murray was one of 56 […]

Sergeant First Class Mihail Golin passes

ABC7 reports that Sergeant First Class Mihail Golin was killed during operations in Afghanistan. Golin was an 18B Special Forces Weapons Sergeant assigned to 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne). He was born in Riga, Latvia, on August 20, 1983, and moved to the United States in October 2004 and enlisted in the U.S. Army on […]

Law student turned murderer escaped from hospital in 2014

The Denver Post reports that Matthew Riehl, former University of Wyoming law student, who murdered a Colorado sheriff’s deputy on Sunday, suffered a “psychotic episode” in 2014 and was placed on a 72 hour mental health hold in an unnamed VA hospital after he absconded from his hospital room during treatment. After that episode, Riehl […]

Prosecutors AWOL on Stolen Valor

The Times Free Press talks to Mary Schantag of the POW Network on the subject of the rarity of prosecutions of stolen valor cases; Schantag said she has seen close to 100 cases in which false information got into military records, whether through self-editing, intimidation of a clerk who handled documents or other means. “Unless […]

Joshua Boyle facing 15 charges

We talked about Canadian Joshua Boyle and his American wife, Caitlan Coleman, when they were rescued from the Taliban by Pakistani Special Forces last year. The two had gone on a walkabout through terrorist country when they were captured and held for five years. Two were captured and five were rescued – they decided that, […]

ISIS Executioner Captured

Fox News is reporting that Abu Omar, an ISIS militant accused of executing dozens of gay men and others has been captured in Mosul last week. He was caught in a hideout in the city after security forces received tips from local Iraqis, according to AhlulBayt News Agency. Omar directed and appeared in gruesome videos […]

Papotia Reginald Wright in the news

Stars & Stripes gets an opportunity to interview Papotia Reginald Wright who we featured last month when we caught him pretending to be a retired sergeant major of the Special Forces variety. He told S&S that he didn’t mean to deceive anyone, that it was just an honorary rank; Wright, who goes by “Reggie,” told […]

India cancels Spike missile buy ahead of Bibi’s visit | Norway suspends UAE arms sales over Yemen War | Scorpion jet integrated with US AFRL AgilePod

Americas Textron Airland’s self-funded Scorpion light attack/Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) jet has been integrated with the US Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) AgilePod multi-sensor reconfigurable pod at only a few weeks’ notice. Show More Summary

Apache Helicopter Pilots Take Aim with Arrowhead

AH-64 & Arrowhead (click to view full) For much of the post-WWII era, US helicopter pilots have been trained to fly “low and fast.” This was based on combat experience in Korea and Vietnam. In the urban environments of Iraq and Afghanistan, however, flying low and fast has made helicopters more vulnerable to a number […]

Wednesday morning feel good stories

From Houston, Texas; A woman shot and killed a would-be burglar early New Year’s Day after the man allegedly broke into her apartment while she was sleeping, Houston police said. The woman awoke in her bedroom at the Mirabella Apartment to the sound of broken glass, according to the Houston Police Department. She looked up, […]

Gun Silly Season

Well, it’s gun silly season when the manufacturers trot out their new designs hoping for a piece of the market.  As for myself, I have tried to optimize my gun safe by minimizing the number of calibers it contains.  My favorite cartridge of all time is the.45 ACP.  If your wife really loves you, […]

Vacation Activities

It’s been hard to keep the blog going with family from out of town for the week, and during that week we hiked Mount Mitchell, Crowder’s Mountain, Pinnacle Mountain, and mountain biked.  Before that I biked single track at DuPont.  It’s nice to be alone on a cold, cold day at DuPont riding Jim Branch […]

Why the Fleet Solid Support ships should be built in the UK

In a previous article we discussed the importance of the Fleet Solid Support (FSS) ships to the future of the […]

Baltimore Residents Blaming Murder Increase on Lack of Police

Breitbart is reporting residents are blaming the city’s soaring murder rate on a lack of policing, three years after the Freddy Gray riots. Black Lives Matter (BLM), an activist group, insisted policed presence be curtailed, and city hall acquiesced. As a result, civic leaders are blaming the police for the high murder rate, and that […]

Trump targets Pakistan with tweets

President Trump threatened to withhold US taxpayers dollars from Pakistan because, he claims, Pakistan is aiding the Taliban by giving them a chance to rearm and rest across their border. According to Stars & Stripes; Trump’s New Year’s Day tweet comes as the administration, frustrated by Pakistan’s unwillingness to take on terrorist groups, is considering […]

No Resolutions…Just Vigilance

N.B.: I wrote this before I watched the news report on the evening of 1/1/2018 about the riots and protests in Iran.  I noticed this morning that Instinct had posted a link to an article by John Ringo, which I read, and you should, too: http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=76872#comment-3071111 Since we now know that the State of the […]

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