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I am the United States of America, not to be confused with the Continent of the Americas. Some believe me as merely a vast expansion of land stolen from its rightful owners by invading hoards of disease ridden white Europeans. Others view me as an idea rather than a place. Some believe the prosperity of […]

Dempsey: US advisors are likely to take a more direct role in Iraq

Yesterday, we talked about some senior commanders who have been telling the President that we should have more troops on the ground in Iraq. Apparently, one of those senior commanders is General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. He told a Sunday show yesterday that airstrikes alone aren’t getting the job done; …he said […]

The Senior Military Service Sends Its Congratulations . . . .

... to the second-oldest US military service on the occasion of its 239th birthday.  Specifically:  Happy Birthday, US Navy.   The US Navy traces its origin to the establishment of the Continental Navy.  That occurred on Friday, 13 October 1775, in Philadelphia, PA. On that date, the Continental Congress voted to outfit two […]

Gun-Day Monday: “Shoot the Heaviest Rifle Round”

MDL passed this on.  You need to read the whole thing. I can’t extract just one or two passages to quote, you need to read it all. The money quote is at the end, and it puts it all in context. Question for the readership– what says your experience?

CMC Under Fire…

U N B E L I E V A B L E. At issue is whether Amos attended basic Marine officer training in 1972 as he said in the career service record he provided Congress four years ago [emphasis added] upon his confirmation as the service’s 35th commandant. Show More Summary

Michigan Cops Raid Wrong House And Shoot Beloved 15-Year-Old Dog

News from Michigan: Authorities who went to the wrong house in search of a wanted fugitive and shot a beloved family pet are refusing to take responsibility for their actions, according to a Michigan attorney who has filed a lawsuit against them. “These officers came into the wrong house, shot this dog, told the owners […]

Governor Malloy Campaigns Against Firearms Industry

View from Connecticut: In 2013, Gov. Dannel Malloy pursued a closed-door legislative agenda to impose strict gun laws on Connecticut’s citizens and to cast an historic state industry, employing thousands here, as a villain. In campaign commercials, he continues the false narrative. Gov. Malloy either doesn’t know much about an industry with a significant economic […]

Putin orders troop pullback from Ukraine border: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his defence minister to pull thousands of troops from the border with Ukraine, the Kremlin said ahead of key talks on a fragile truce in the ex-Soviet country. “The head of state has tasked […]

Pakistani air strikes kill 21 militants: officials

Pakistani air strikes killed at least 21 militants Sunday in attacks on their hideouts in a restive northwestern tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, officials said. The attacks were launched in the Kuki Khel area of the Khyber tribal district, where the […]

Iraqis will have to fight IS to win back country

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday it was ultimately up to Iraqis to fight back against the Islamic State group advancing in Iraq despite US-led airstrikes. “Over time we believe that the strategy will build, the capacity […]

America’s Arms Sales to Vietnam: A Short-Sighted Policy

The United States has announced a partial lifting of its ban on arms sales to Vietnam to help its maritime security, easing the embargo on Vietnam that was imposed after the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. At the […]

Italian Court Acquits Finmeccanica Executives of Bribery Charges In Chopper Deal

An Italian court on Thursday acquitted senior executives of military consortium Finmeccanica of corruption charges in the VVIP helicopter deal with India, but [India’s Central Bureau of Investigation, CBI] insists that the verdict would not adversely affect its ongoing criminal […]

Background Check First Step To Registration And Confiscation

David Codrea: Understanding that much of the electorate reacts based on impressions gleaned from the media, a detailed fisking of the dry proposal seems unlikely to change many minds. That said, there are some “bullet points” that have the benefit of being true which could be persuasive, providing gun owners take it on themselves to […]

Notes From HPS

David Codrea: “We have the avenue to attack both the machine gun ban and the NFA with the BATFE’s recent approval of a number of Form 1s,” Stamboulieh advised on his GoFundMe page. “I have a number of clients that I will be filing a lawsuit on behalf of to seek to overturn the ban […]

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