Monday, August 20, 2018

This Is Why You DO NOT Lock Up Your Guns

by Karl Denninger, Market Ticker:

At least, not when your kids are old enough to learn how to handle a firearm safely.

You instead teach them how to use one, and that if the gravest extreme arises, to do so — fully understanding that it will change their life forever, there will be no free lunch, and if they do so foolishly it will be even worse.

But occasionally such an event occurs and it’s necessary.  Like this time.

Blowback Against Bank’s Restrictive Gun Policies: Louisiana Bans Citi & Bank Of America From Bond Sale


by Tim Brown, Freedom OutPost:

I guess these banks think they can just do what they want and the people will never fight back, never speak up and never challenge them. Looks like Lousiana has had enough of banks with an un-American attitude.

Remember when all those banks started following the lead of the Marxist Obama administration under Operation Choke Point? Yeah, well that anti-Second Amendment stance is now going to start costing some of them. Louisiana’s states’ bond commission voted on Thursday to ban both Citigroup and Bank of America from being able to work on their upcoming debt sale due to the banks’ “restrictive gun policies.”

Enough’s Enough – Walter E. Williams on the Continuing Chicago Massacre

by Walter E. Williams, Lew Rockwell:

During the weekend of Aug. 4-5 (and the preceding Friday night), 12 Chicagoans were shot dead, and 62 others were shot and wounded, the Chicago Tribune reported ( Before last week’s mayhem, 1,718 Chicagoans had been shot since the beginning of the year, and 306 had been murdered. Adding to this tragedy is the fact that Chicago’s clearance rate is less than 15 percent. That means that in more than 85 percent of Chicago’s homicides, no suspect is charged. Chicago is by no means unique in this lawlessness. Detroit, Baltimore, Philadelphia, St. Louis and some other major cities share high rates of homicides.

It’s not just shootings and homicides that negatively impact the overwhelmingly law-abiding black residents of these cities. In addition, there are sky-high rates of burglaries, rapes and property destruction. The schools are notoriously bad. City budgets face shortfalls. Residents deal with deteriorating city services. All of this causes mass exoduses from these cities by their most capable people.

SIG Sauer P220 Desert Model


by Sarah Latimer, Survival Blog:

I’m a real sucker for super-accurate handguns, and the SIG Sauer line-up has always proven themselves in this respect. We tested the P220 Desert model .45 ACP handgun from SIG and found it to be a winner.

Impressed with SIG Sauer P220 Imported Under Browning Name

I’ll admit, I haven’t always been on top of the firearms game, when it came to the newest models out there. Even today, I don’t have the time to browse every gun maker’s website once a week or so to see what is new and exciting. I obtained my first FFL in 1980 and started out just doing gunsmithing, but eventually I got into buying and selling firearms. It was during this time that a customer asked me to order them a Browning BDA .45 ACP! I have to admit, I didn’t know what kind of pistol that was, until I actually received it for the customer. It was a SIG Sauer P220 .45 ACP handgun that was being imported under the Browning name. I was more than a little impressed with this fine handgun when it arrived.


from HighImpactVlogs:

Priorities: A week after deadly gun violence, Women’s March Chicago organizes for…voter registration

from Fellowship Of The Minds:

Last weekend, 11 people were killed and nearly 70 people were wounded in shootings in ChiraqPolice blamed the heat, the flow of illegal guns and gangs. And last Friday, a 12-year-old girl was one of five shot (Update: A total 20 people were shot on Friday).

After the deadly violence, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said at a press conference that residents need to “step up.”

“All of us know that this is not Chicago, what we saw,” Emanuel told reporters. All of us who love the city and call it home have the responsibility to deal our neighborhoods.

Gun Owners Should Fear the Deep State

by Jim Bovard, Jim Bovard:

President Donald Trump and his opponents have loudly wrangled in recent months about whether a “deep state” is out to get the president. The term “deep state” commonly refers to the officials who secretly wield power permanently in Washington, often in federal agencies with vast sway and little accountability. According to a March poll, 74 percent of Americans believe that a deep state probably exists.
Unfortunately, the deep state could increasingly focus on gun owners in the coming years. The number of Americans who are violating firearm laws and regulations is increasing by tens or hundreds of thousands almost every year. This is not the result of a violent crime wave, but because politicians are continually criminalizing the possession of items that were previously legally owned.

Gunsmith Training: Pistolsmithing – Week One


by R2, Survival Blog:

Design, Function, and Repair
This week I started on the core of the course. One of the things emphasized heavily in this course, according to the introductory material that I reviewed last week, was the essential of design, function, and repair (DFR).

Design, Function, and Repair (DFR)
To be anything more than a rudimentary parts swapper, you have to have a complete understanding of how the firearm was designed to work, how it functions, and what your courses of action are to make any sort of repairs or changes to it. Without understanding the design, it’s just a black box that works magic when you pull the trigger. Very few firearms are so simplistic that you can instantly understand why things are designed the way they are. In fact, many firearms are literally works of art. The ability to see and understand how the parts fit together and their relationship in a three dimensional space is a critical skill.

“Heavily Armed” Muslim Extremists Arrested In NM; Trained 11 Children To Commit School Shootings

from ZeroHedge:

Authorities looking for a missing 4-year-old Georgia boy say his father and another man were training nearly a dozen children at a remote New Mexico compound to commit school shootings with assault rifles, reports AP.

While police didn’t find the toddler, Abdul-ghani Wahhaj – who went missing in December in Jonesboro, Georgia – authorities discovered 11 other children ranging in age from 1 to 15 years old held in “the saddest living conditions and poverty I have seen,” while the remains of a boy were also found on the compound which have not yet been positively identified by medical examiners.

Authorities say the father of the 3-year-old told the mother that he wanted to perform an exorcism on the child, and that he was bringing the boy to a park after which he never returned.

Epic Gun Control Failure — Over 60 Weekend Shooting Victims — Chicago is a War Zone

by John Vibes, DC Clothesline:

Over 60 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend, 40 of whom were shot in a 7 hour time period making gun control an epic fail. Many of those shot succumbed to their injuries and ended up dying in one of the areas with the strictest gun control policies.

ABC 7 Chicago reports that from Friday at 5 p.m. through Sunday night at least 63 people were shot, with at least 10 dying from their injuries  One paramedic reportedly described the streets of Chicago as being “a war zone,” reported The Daily Wire.  “We know that some of these incidents were targeted and are related to gang conflicts in those areas,” Chicago Police Chief of Patrol Fred Waller said on Sunday. “They take advantage of that opportunity and they shoot into a crowd, no matter who they hit.”

David Hogg Photographed at Rally Calling for Gun Bans Reportedly Surrounded by Guns

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

Fairfax, VA — Anti-gun activists descended on the headquarters of the National Rifle Association over the weekend to call for stricter gun control, with some activists advocating for completely disarming all civilians. Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg was also in attendance and the NRA pointed outsomething extremely ironic—he was reportedly surrounded by armed guards.

Showing just how uninformed they were in their fight to take away your rights, some of the protesters outside of the NRA were recorded on video calling for a ban on “fully semiautomatic guns,” and noted that it is the “ammunition that makes a semiautomatic [an] automatic.”

The Right to Bear Arms

by Jeff Thomas, International Man:

In recent decades, the US government has been doing its best to find a way to limit the ability of its people to bear arms. And, in turn, the people respond vehemently that their Constitution guarantees them the right to bear arms.

Regardless of which side of the argument any particular American is on, I’ve almost never met one who knows what caused this right to be written in the Constitution.

Countless Americans believe that they have the right to bear arms, so that they can protect themselves and their homes from burglars or other miscreants. Others, particularly those who live in rural areas, believe in the right to go hunting if they wish.

Traditionally Russia Is a Gun Rights Country. Gun Control Is a Bolshie Novelty


from Russia Insider:

Tyran Tsar? Anything but!

The Russian Empire, like most European countries, had very liberal gun laws, with no significant restrictions on sales, possession, or open carry.

Chelyabinsk gun shop around 1900.
After 1905, you needed the permission of the local head of police to buy pistols and revolvers, but this was a very quick affair and granted as a matter of course. Considering the context of the time – (thousands of assassinations of government officials during this period), this was not an unreasonable precaution. There were no laws on hunting rifles at all until 1917.

Gunsmith Training: Starting the Class

by Sarah Latimer, Survival Blog:

This week, I officially started the program. The first disc in the course is the student orientation disk. I realize that this is kind of an obligatory meeting, but I’ve always wondered why colleges and universities do this sort of thing.

New Student Orientation

When I went to college, the university had a “New Student Orientation” for every incoming student, and it always seemed like a waste to me. The new student is so overwhelmed that they will remember virtually nothing from the meeting. The paperwork handed out is what will be referred to. Even if you look at it like a cheerleading sort of class, it doesn’t make much sense to me. Why cheer for your school, when I’ve already made the decision to spend the money and attend. It just seems a waste of time.

That is what I expected, so I almost didn’t view this disc. But I’d made the decision to go through this whole course exactly like they had recommended. I popped the disc in and was pleasantly surprised at the content.

Armed Bystander Takes Down Gunman At Florida Children’s Event


from ZeroHedge:

An armed bystander licensed to carry a firearm shot a gunman who opened fire at a back-to-school event at a Titusville park, reports local ABC affiliate WFTV9.

The shooting occurred at Isaac Campbell Park on South Street shortly after 5:20 p.m. when the shooter, whom police have not identified, returned to the park after a fistfight and began firing.

A bystander licensed to a carry a firearm then shot the shooter, who was flown to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said. –WFTV9