Tomorrow (Saturday, 8/24) is National Knife Day. Cut something.
Gun rights champion and MS Commissioner of Agriculture Andy Gipson has endorsed Tate Reeves for Mississippi governor in the Republican Primary. The runoff is Tuesday.
Philly & Dayton follow-ups
So it turns out that guy who was barricaded in and shooting up cops in Philadelphia, PA, has been arrested more than a dozen times since he turned 18 in 2001, on charges from kidnapping to attempted murder, and including illegal gun possession. However, it seems that those gun charges are always simply dropped by prosecutors in Philadelphia. Why? Probably because the killer is a federal informant.
So the mayor of Philadelphia, Jim Kenney, says the shooting of those six cops was NRA’s fault.
Meanwhile, David Chipman, formerly a special agent for the BATFE and now a senior policy adviser for Giffords gun ban group (kind of forgot your oath there didn’t you David?), says that if Ohio had left its high-capacity magazine ban law in effect, the massacrist in Dayton would not have been able to fire 41 rounds in 32 seconds, killing nine people and injuring 27. But he didn’t say how a man willing to kill all those people would somehow magically obey a silly magazine size law. Doesn’t Ohio have a law against massacres? How’d that work out?
The Dayton killer (who used an AR-15 style pistol usually misidentified by the media, and who cleared a firearms purchase background check) had cocaine, alcohol and an anti-depressant in his system. A coroner’s report indicates that he was hit by “at least” 24 rounds during a shootout with police (who fired around 60 rounds), during which he twice tried to get back up after being shot. Tell me again how many rounds I need in my defensive gun?
- Churches arm, train congregants in wake of mass shootings [The Washington Times]
Active Killer Ambush Tactics for Unarmed Defenders
“When we look at past active shooter events, we see that the most successful outcomes happen when an armed individual immediately takes action and shoots the killer. Effective armed resistance is by far the best strategy both for individual survival and to save the largest number of potential victims. If armed resistance is not possible, I generally advise people to escape. Running away from the killer is a remarkably effective strategy as well.”
Read that first sentence again. The first point is to be armed, always, or don’t go there.
Having said that, forget the nonsense that your local cops or media or whoever told you about “run, hide, fight,” using office supplies or objects at hand. The linked article does a better job.
Concealed Carry Against A Mob: When To Draw
- Concealed Carry Against A Mob: When To Draw [Guns America Digest]
NASCAR (yes, that NASCAR) is rejecting sponsor advertising featuring certain “evil” guns, which they call “assault” or “sniper” style. Yet they give the winner of the Texas race a pair of revolvers that he shoots off on victory lane. My Sunday afternoons just became open. Meanwhile, Henry Arms Co. currently sponsors a NASCAR Xfinity series car. They need to give NASCAR the boot. Maybe NASCAR can get Spanx, Versace and Evian as sponsors, and their customers as fans.
Expose’ on the Southern Poverty Law Center, which is an anti-gun hate group. You may recall that its long time leader, Morris Dees, was abruptly fired recently. We have also seen reports that Dees has a long and sordid history of corrupt, aberrant and sexually deviant behavior, though we still don’t know exactly why he was fired.
You’ve seen the left’s pretty outlandish claims about “children” and guns or gun-related injuries and deaths. Almost invariably they count ages 0-19 or 0-20 as “children.” Keep in mind that most of us don’t consider folks aged 18, 19 or 20 as “children” in this respect, especially considering that folks 18 and over can legally buy guns, can join the military, or, many times, are criminals. It turns out that when talking about “children” illicitly using or being shot with guns criminally or accidentally, if you count 18-19 year olds, the number is roughly double that of children aged 0-17.
Walmart’s CEO Doug McMillon said the company supports more gun control laws. There’s room in the Dick’s Sporting Goods rat hole for y’all.
It turns out that gun control freak and actress Alyssa Milano murdered two of her own kids 26 years ago, because she “wasn’t ready.” You still aren’t ready. For anything.
Former US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who became an activist for gun limits after surviving a 2011 assassination attempt, is starting a new gun control group consisting of hunters, gun owners and firearm collectors. It is called Texas Fudds, er, Gun Owners, for Safety.
Chicago, the nation’s violent crime capital (27 people were shot there last weekend), bragged again last week about a Chicago Police Dept. gun “buyback” event.
Here ya go:
“The children that were gunned down at Sandy Hook with an assault rifle never had a chance. Their bodies had to be removed with a shovel; they were smashed to pieces! These weapons are designed to rip bodies apart! Who needs a weapon like that?” — US Rep. Frederica Wilson* (D-FL), via Twitter.
* Also merits inclusion in the stupid, evil, and liar departments.
Duvalier Malone, author, motivational speaker, community activist and CEO of Duvalier Malone Enterprises, in Washington, D.C., penned a guest column appearing this week in various lamestream media outlets, in which he asked Congress to enact “common sense” gun bans in our “democracy.” I have a better idea — let’s only hear commentators with common sense. He ain’t one.
What the Elites Think Americans ‘Need’ Has Nothing to Do with Individual Rights
How the left politicizes massacres
A customer shot a waiter dead at an eatery on the outskirts of Paris, apparently enraged at being made to wait for a sandwich. France has very strict gun control and essentially no legal public gun carrying, but it ain’t workin’.
Guns in schools
Back in March, two 6-year-old first graders at an Ohio school gained possession of a gun belonging to the transportation director after she left her gun in an unlocked case in her office (reported to be “near” the school) when she went to use the restroom. When the director returned, the gun was on a desk and the two children were playing nearby. No one was hurt and the director was removed from the school’s concealed weapons program and suspended without pay for three days.
Rule 5, folks. Maintain control of your weapon; it’s either on your person or you have appropriately secured it.
I commonly tell anti-gun acquaintances — the kind who refuse to have a gun in the house or expose their kids to guns in any setting — that you don’t give your kids free access to drugs, poisons, power tools, electrical devices, cars, etc., but you do teach them about the dangers of drugs, poisons, power tools, electricity, traffic, etc. But if you don’t teach your kids about or expose them to guns, well little Jimmy down the street might live in a house where there is a gun you don’t know about and guess what kids do when they aren’t taught any better? Further, you don’t get to keep your kids in a “gun free” world for their entire lives — they hopefully will grow up one day and make their own decisions, but in your case ill-informed and therefore potentially dangerous ones. Your job is not to shield your kids until they die of old age — it’s to raise them into competent adults, able to take care of themselves and their own families. If you don’t teach your kids about guns you are an unfit parent guilty of criminal neglect and should have your kids removed to a safer environment than what you have provided. Period.
The Only Ones
Oakland, CA police issued a citation to an unidentified FBI agent last month after the agent’s gun was stolen from a parked vehicle in Oakland. California state law requires law enforcement officers to put weapons in a lock box when leaving them in an unattended vehicle.
Back in March, Whitfield County, Georgia, Juvenile Court Judge Philip Woodward “accidentally” fired a gun in his office but wasn’t given a citation after the case was administratively closed.
Mostly for cops: How not to shoot the good guys
NRA Board member and former First Vice President Richard Childress, the NASCAR team owner, has resigned from the Board of Directors, the NRA Foundation, the Hunter’s Leadership Forum and all NRA committees. Childress had previously declined to be elevated to NRA President when Pete Brownell suddenly resigned as NRA President. This eventually resulted in Second Vice President Carolyn Meadows (an elderly LaPierre minion who also declined the Presidency at that time) bypassing Childress (who lost his 1st VP position) and being elected President after Oliver North was ousted.
Country singer Craig Morgan has also reportedly resigned from the NRA Board.
David Lehman, the deputy executive director and general counsel at the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, is also reportedly on the way out of the organization. Lehman has been the ILA’s top lobbyist since Chris Cox’s resignation in June.
The NRA has dismissed its longtime outside counsel, Charles J. Cooper, the chairman of the Washington law firm Cooper & Kirk. A second outside counsel and a top in-house counsel, whose identities I don’t know, have reportedly resigned. This came after an internal inquiry allegedly showed that the lawyers were involved in an effort to undermine EVP Wayne LaPierre.
Col. Cooper’s legacy
A student of the late Col. Jeff Cooper called in to Gun Talk Radio last weekend and summarized: It saved my life. About 70% of it is mindset, and front sight.
Mindset and Front Sight. Even I can remember that.
Boondocks for sale
Boondocks Firearms Training Academy (BFTA) at Raymond, MS, is for sale, reportedly so it can grow. BFTA enjoys a great reputation but I don’t know what its financials look like. I doubt a sale is required in order to “grow” a successful business.
I have just read Gavin de Becker’s book, “The Gift of Fear.” If you check around, this book is highly recommended reading. But I found it to be considerably less helpful than did most reviewers. Perhaps that’s because I already realized many of the points in the book. Maybe it’s because the author comes across as a bit narcissistic. Or maybe it’s because he undermined credibility about real threats with his false assertions about the supposed dangers of owning a gun. Still, it’s a useful read for the naive among us.
Here are some interesting excerpts:
…we execute fewer than 2 percent of those sentenced to die. It is actually safer for these men to live on death row than to live in some American neighborhoods.
Why does America have thousands of suicide prevention centers and not one homicide prevention center?
…research confirmed an astonishingly consistent statistic about serial killers: 100 percent had been abused as children, either with violence, neglect, or humiliation.
Ironically, the only deaths associated with airline hijacking in America have occurred SINCE we instituted weapons screening. (So naturally we amped it way up after 9/11. — JP)
I am currently reading Matt Bracken’s “The Bracken Anthology,” which apparently is an electronic version of his book “The Bracken Collection: Essays and Short Fiction 2010 to 2019.” It’s been a good read so far, as are all of his books. You should know Mr. Bracken from his “Enemies” trilogy, which I have also recommended.
In the Anthology/Collection, Chapter 8, an essay titled “Gangster Government and Sakharov’s Immunity” is an outstanding and unvarnished overview of the government’s felonious “Fast and Furious” murder scheme. I have found an online copy of that chapter. READ IT. It won’t take long. Pass it on.
Chapter 16, “Dear Mr. Security Agent” is also a must read.
Actually, read the whole thing.
Gander Outdoors in MS
We understand that after Camping World bought Gander Mountain, it closed the Hattiesburg, MS Gander Mountain store. But we also have a report that it will re-open as a Gander Outdoors store. Can anyone provide definite info on that?
Regardless, Gander Outdoors is currently advertising Nikon Monarch 7i VR laser rangefinders, in store only, for half off its regular $400 price.
Dillon Precision’s new XL750 is a high-speed progressive reloading machine designed to load common rifle and handgun cartridges.
Sportsman’s Guide has Dickinson Arms XX3B-M-2 Marine 12 Gauge Pump Shotguns for just $139.99 (if you’re not a Buyer’s Club member), less a $20 discount using Coupon Code WARPOET and free shipping using Coupon Code “GUNSNGEAR” at check out. There is a $9.99 processing fee and perhaps state tax. My sample order resulted in $140.48 shipped to MS. The non-marine version is about $10 cheaper.
Colt now offers its new King Cobra Target, with a 4¼” barrel, adjustable rear sight, elevated fiber optic front sight, and custom wood medallion grips. $1,000.
Winchester Repeating Arms Adds 20 Gauge Models to the Super X4 Line
Kahr’s Universal CCW Bag Holster, for all you purse/bag carriers out there.
“The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes