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Las Vegas Lessons

“The first lesson that emerges from Las Vegas concerns the awesome destructive power of modern armaments like the 10 weapons Paddock was reportedly found with. In the hands of even a mediocre shot, an automatic weapon (like the one Paddock … Continue reading

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Summer’s Over. Deal With It.

This has been a pretty good summer, compared to a winter with very little snowcover, rabbits eating my orchard and high winds killing my tomatoes in the spring. Much of it has been spent preparing my yard for grass, again, … Continue reading

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The Only Good Murdering Bastard Is A Dead Murdering Bastard

“A sniper in the Canadian special forces shot and killed an Islamic State (IS) fighter from a distance of 2.1 miles (3,540m) in Iraq last month.” See Canadian sniper ‘kills IS militant two miles away’It used to be thought by some … Continue reading

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Fruitful Promises

Today I had an outing for shooting and checking out the production of fruit in the forest. My faith in bolt-action rifles was renewed as a semi-auto with a nifty scope after years of fiddling shoots no better than a … Continue reading

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US SCOTUS May Get Another “Right To Keep And Bear Arms” Case

“Peruta is asking the courts to put that option back on the table in CA and everywhere else it has been denied, and basically make “shall issue” the law of the land. If the court takes up this case, we’ll find … Continue reading

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Wolves Arise In Manitoba

“”It started out just with more sightings of wolves in the area,” Green said. “Then gradually we started to realize we were losing calves.” It’s a problem that adds up in the pocketbook very quickly. Green said a steer can net … Continue reading

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OOPS! Bad Day At The Office…

“a local police officer aiding in the security detail for the President’s visit accidentally discharged his weapon. The officer is a sniper and was positioned on top of a building” See Gun goes off during French President’s speech; 1 man injuredA … Continue reading

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Thank You, Trump

“President Barack Obama was the greatest gun salesman in America — until Hillary Clinton ran to replace him. Sales soared to records because gun owners feared they would impose tougher gun restrictions. Now that a Republican endorsed by the National Rifle … Continue reading

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Popularity

“No. 2 Smith & Wesson Model 29 .44 Magnum revolver.” See Top 10 handguns in the U.S.Strange. I was browsing on stories related to Trumpism and came across a slideshow listing the top ten most popular handguns in USA based on … Continue reading

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The Silence Of The Politicians

Well, the GOP are lost and rudderless with Trump at the helm. They’ve botched confirmations. They’ve botched repealing ObamaCare. Now they hope they are onto something better, making silencers for firearms easier to obtain. As usual there are pros and … Continue reading

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The Big Game

Chuckle. I just opened some spam in my “inbox”. It was an ad from Wal-mart, entitled, “Prepare for the Big Game”. I use a lot of zoom so my instinct was to extrapolate that as Big Game Hunt, feast, whatever, … Continue reading

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The Return Of Wooden Bullets

“The Department of Defense is now looking at ways to clean up after itself, putting out the call for the development of biodegradable ammunition loaded with seeds that sprout plants after being discharged.” See US military seeks biodegradable bullets that sprout … Continue reading

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