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6.8mm: The Next Generation

November 16, 2018 — In October, the US Army made an announcement that not only shook up things in 2018 but will continue to shake things up for years to come. “Right now, the feedback looks like we are going to a 6.8 caliber round,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said recently. The...

California Burning

Commentary/Analysis — From The Guardian, November 13, 2018 — Human factors have changed the equation, however – California’s population is nearing 40 million, adding more than 300,000 people a year since 2010, with many moving into and developing scenic forest areas that often burn. Experts have said this has increased the risk of deadly encounters with fire. California Burning Wednesday,...

Firearms Policy Coalition Statement Following Thousand Oaks Shooting

SACRAMENTO, CA (November 8, 2018) — Last night, a man carried out a horrific attack on our American brothers and sisters in Thousand Oaks, California. Today, we grieve for those lives lost. Today, we thank Ventura Sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus for his ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. And today, we encourage all people...

Save Us From Ourselves?

Thursday, November 1, 2018 — There is the old joke: “I’m from the government and I am here to help you.” There is a new socialist (small “c” communist actually) anti-handgun proposal afoot that is based on the assumption that the government is efficient and equitable. The entire plan is based on the Democrats taking...

It’s Not About the Guns; It’s About Parity

Thursday, November 1, 2018 – It’s easy to blame the gun, specifically, the AR. It’s not about the name ‘assault rifle,’ ‘Armalite rifle,’ automatic rifle, semi-auto rifle, or 30-round magazines. It’s about power – not the guns, the politics. Americans are amazingly tolerable about their party affiliations. Democrats and Republicans take turns leading, one or...

National Forest Closed to Hunters?

Monday, October 22, 2018 — The managers of the four Southern California national forest units are increasingly closing roads and even walk-in access to vast areas of public lands, often in direct conflict of their own forest plans and policy guidelines. Hunters are frequently the most impacted by fall-winter restrictions. There is always some guise...

Guns Are Steadily Blowing Through the Windy City

Monday, October 15, 2018  — It was a relatively quiet weekend in Chicago, recently. Only nine people were shot on Saturday and eleven on Sunday. Of those, two died of their wounds. The Windy City is, of course, home to many great restaurants, some fantastic museums, and also to much of America’s gun violence. It...

Democrats Now Chewing on Their Own Cud

Monday, October 15, 2018 — In 2013 Democrats held command of the United States Senate which at the time had to assure confirmation of Barack Obama’s three picks of judicial nominees to join the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit – the same court from which emerged the newest Supreme Court...

America’s Political Division Over Guns and Babies

Friday, October 5, 2018 – The tribal approach to social intervention in this country has a two-word label: Donald Trump. President Trump, reviled by one tribe and tepidly revered by another, is the Great Divider that has unmasked the passions of all Americans.  You’re either for him or against him. If partisan divisions are even...

The Anti-gun Gang Mentality

Monday, October 1, 2018 — Three items in the news recently address different elements of the same game – get rid of privately owned guns. Doesn’t matter whether we’re paranoid. They are still out to get us. The real target of the gun grabbers is not guns at all. It is us. They want to...

Subguns Making a Comeback?

September 21, 2018 — Submachine guns reached their peak use in the armed forces during the Second World War. Fully automatic weapons that fired pistol ammunition, they provided heavy firepower at close ranges and were popular with airborne and assault troops. The other automatic weapons of the day were mostly full-sized machine guns or heavy...

Education and the Bloomberg Curriculum

The Liberal Mindset is a Thing to Behold Thursday, September 13, 2018 — We could just run the story as a news item without commenting.  But that was before we noticed the subhead tags on the story which identified it as Bloomberg Opinion, Editorial Board. That means that the liberal scribes (or, maybe more appropriately “scrubs”)...

DFW Gives Wrong Information on Hunting Near Guzzlers – Yet Again

September 10, 2018 — I need you to remember something: This IS California. So here’s a little tale on how bad it has become for hunters in the Golden State. For the second time in less than four years, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife has misread its own Fish and Game Code. The...

Loons Loom Large

September 1, 2018 — For many decades, institutions of higher education (brainwashing gulags) have been havens for seditious thought, taking the counter-culture concept to its illogical extreme. These institutions and subversives within them want to dismantle traditional American society. They are a cancer on the body politic. They can’t stand the thought that they might...

California Burning

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 — Someday there won’t be much of California left to burn. Considering all the fires the state has dealt with in recent years it’s a wonder that there are any trees left, especially in the more populated areas. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s counter claims that “environmental terrorist groups” are to blame...

XM25 Grenade Gun is Dead

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 — One of the most intriguing weapon stories of the past decade has come to end, not with a bang but a whimper. For years, the US military has been trying to develop and field an infantry weapon that would allow our troops to effectively shoot around corners, engaging enemy soldiers...

The 3-Dimensional Battle of Amendments

August 1, 2018 — Constant vigilance keeps freedoms off the junk heap of time. Using the First Amendment in matters involving the Second Amendment is not new, but there is a new twist on it – the printing of guns. In the computer age, 3D printers can literally make gun parts. The anti-gun cabal is...

The Curious Case of the Russian Gun Rights Comrade

Friday, July 20, 2018 – We hesitate to get into the Trump/Putin in Helsinki media flap. Yet, the president’s adversaries are determined to turn over every stone in the political creek in the search for anything that might send Donald Trump to the showers. That includes the coverage of Maria Butin, the Russian girl with...

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