[NRA-ILA] There is an ongoing debate as to the severity of the decline in the modern attention span. However, in a world pervaded by 140 character messages and trivial clickbait articles, few would argue that many are now consuming information more rapidly and in smaller pieces. In this environment, an article’s headline has become increasingly important, taking an outsized role in conveying the information within.
Therefore, when a headline contains misleading information, whether due to political motivation or simple inaccuracy, it is not without consequence.
Well. It's dumb to say provocative stuff that unnecessarily attracts attention. Similarly, you can carry a gun all day, permitted or not, (I don't endorse the latter) as long as you don't create a need for an officer to pat you down or start waving it around in an ostentatious way.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
06/24/2017 9:03 Comments ||
Those who carry keep up with proposed changes and changes in CCW laws so the MSM is not catering to them but to the looney left anti-gunners with their provocative reporting.
Yes I have permission to carry it. It was a gift from Tovarich Putin, so it carries diplomatic immunity. Ex-FBI Director Comey was jealous of it. He was never given one. Putin threatened to leak Comey's weakness, if he did not stop whining. And that is the true story.
Posted by: Alaska Paul ||
06/24/2017 16:43 Comments ||
Black Death! From the muzzle he beckoned
To newshounds who breathlessly reckoned,
"That's crazy! High-powered!
Our babies are showered
With thousands of rounds every second!"
[Daily Caller] The Supreme Court constrained the rights of property owners Friday, establishing a test that favors government officials in assessing the loss of property value caused by government regulations.
Writing for a 5-3 court, Justice Anthony Kennedy explained that state and local officials can combine separate parcels of land in assessing whether local government has effectively seized private property through regulation, requiring compensation. Kennedy’s opinion was joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan. Chief Justice John Roberts filed a fiery dissent, joined by Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.
The case concerned a Wisconsin family called the Murrs, who argued that the government has unconstitutionally taken their land by refusing to allow them to sell it.
It's still a taking. The plaintiffs didn't want to change the purpose or use of the land as homestead. They wanted to subdivide it for the same intended use. Did the state demonstrate an overriding rationale why this was forbidden? They just said it was in its power to do so.
Grandfathered property covenants can change.
Wherein a property lot size can be honored from past definition, a change in covenant governing lot sizes can be applied should the state of the property be changed, as if in registration for a potential sale.
They're lucky the state didn't condemn and seize the unimproved parcel.
Justice Gorsuch did not participate in the decision although it would not have made any difference, it probably would have been 5-4. There are rumors that Kennedy is going to retire soon which would hopefully return SCOTUS to a Constitutional court.
A couple of videos out by two different tactical companies, Max Velocity and Polenar Tactical, show two different tactics sets based on terrain. The first demonstration is based on a foot patrol encountering an armed enemy and how it reacts to contact.
The first video is applicable to the shootout in Virginia. The security detail was armed with pistols, but since the FBI is in charge of the investigation we will never know the details.
For as little as we do know about what happened, we do, or at least should know our political enemies are arming up and having murder put in their hearts by Hollywood and others. Both videos then show just exactly how you should react in a sudden firefight with an armed and hostile enemy.
Make no mistake, those bastards are coming hard for you and the politicians you elected. They are coming in a tactical sense and they will come for firearms, enlisting the unrestrained power of government, including the federal government to do so. Their hate for you, like their love for government, knows no limits and therefore their target list is not limited.
Rantburg's summary for arms and ammunition:
Pistol ammunition prices were mostly steady. Rifle ammunition prices were mixed.
Prices for used pistols were mixed. Prices for used rifles were mixed.
.45 Caliber, 230 Grain, From Last Week: -.01 Each After Unchanged (1Q, 2017)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Natchez Shooters Supplies, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, .22 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: J&G Sales, Own Brand, FMJ, Steel Casing, .20 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (2Q, 2017))
.40 Caliber Smith & Wesson, 180 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Ammo Valley, Own Brand, RNFP, Brass Casing, Reloads, .18 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Ammo Valley, Own Brand, FMJ, Brass Casing, Reloads, .18 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (32 Weeks))
9mm Parabellum, 115 Grain, From Last Week: -.01 Each After Unchanged (4Q, 2016)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Patriot Outfitters Guns, Own Brand, FMJ, Brass Casing, Reloads .14 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: Outdoor Limited, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, .14 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (9 Weeks))
.357 Magnum, 158 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (1Q, 2017)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Outdoor Limited, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, .24 per round
Cheapest Bulk: 1,000 rounds: Outdoor Unlimited, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, .24 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (4 weeks))
.38 Special, 158 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (7 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Highland Lakes Ammo, Own Brand, RN, Brass Casing, Reloads .24 per round
Cheapest Bulk: 1,000 rounds: Western Arms & Ammo, Own Brand, TMJ, Brass Casing, Reloads .24 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (2Q, 2017)
.223 Caliber/5.56mm 55 Grain, From Last Week: +.01 Each After Unchanged (6 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: LAX Ammunition, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, .21 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Outdoor Unlimited, Wolf WPA, FMJ, Steel Casing, .20 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (9Weeks))
.308 NATO 150 Grain, From Last Week: +.03 Each After Unchanged (1Q, 2017)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Defender Outdoors, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, .35 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: J&G Sales, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, .34 per round (From Last Week: +.02 Each After Unchanged (9 Weeks))
7.62x39mm AK 123 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (1Q, 2017)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Outdoor Unlimited, Wolf WPA, Steel Casing, FMJ, .20 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: Outdoor Unlimited, Wolf WPA, Steel Casing, FMJ, .20 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (1Q, 2017))
.30-06 Springfield 145 Grain. From Last Week: Unchanged (2Q, 2017)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Outdoor Unlimited, Wolf WPA, Steel Casing, FMJ, .54 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: United Nations Ammo, Wolf WPA, Steel Casing, FMJ, .54 per round (From Last week: Unchanged (1Q, 2017))
.300 Winchester Magnum 150 Grain, From Last Week: -.01 Each
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Selway Armory, Prvi Partizan, Brass Casing, SP, .82 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: Ammo Liquidator, Winchester, Brass Casing, SP, .87 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks))
.338 Lapua Magnum 250 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Bud's Gun Shop, Federal Eagle, Brass Casing, JSP, 2.35 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 200 rounds: Wholesale Hunter, Federal American Eagle, Brass Casing, HP, 2.34 per round (From Last Week: -.09 Each After Unchanged (3 Weeks))
.22 LR 40 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (6 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Ammo King, Aguila, RNL, .04 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Ammo King, Aguila, RNL, .04 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (6 Weeks))
Regarding Patrols: In WWII the US Army Cavalry in the South Pacific had a primary patrol and a corresponding backup. Immediately upon contact with an opposing Japanese small unit the patrol simply kept the enemy focused on them and just tried to stay alive while the backup moved in on the opposing unit. The small Japanese unit was then annihilated. The cavalry took no prisoners. This was a standard military tactic for all patrols.
Hope those guys didn't pay too much for that live-action training.
Tactical trainers charge between $250 and $500 per day, depending on location and what is being taught.
Right now the Israeli tactical training firm Cherev Gidon has a nice special going in Penn, a 7 day camp which attempts to familiarize those without any military experience with weapons and tactics, including intelligence gathering.
I'd go for it but for the lack of time off and the expense.
Clearing the room video shows the first guy approaching the room with the sequential wedge view technique, but he does not seem to follow through enough, as he leaves a wedge unchecked at the end when he enters, and he could get killed. The perp would also die with the next guy entering the room and killing him.
From the limited training I had in room clearing, you do not do that unless you are rescuing a loved one. That is why cops use dogs in this operation if they can.
Posted by: Alaska Paul ||
06/24/2017 13:34 Comments ||
"Right now the Israeli tactical training firm Cherev Gidon has a nice special going in Penn, a 7 day camp which attempts to familiarize those without any military experience with weapons and tactics, including intelligence gathering."
[American Thinker] Our involvement in Afghanistan is untenable because the country is untenable. No matter what is done, Afghanistan will fail because of its galloping population growth.
When the U.S. became involved in 2001, the country had a population of 20.5 million. Now it is 34.4 million, up nearly 70 percent. In the intervening 16 years, the U.S. spent about one trillion dollars and 2,000 lives in stabilizing Afghanistan. All the stability and free food provided just created a perfect breeding environment for the natives.
The population growth rate has settled at 3.0 percent per annum. At that rate, in another 16 years, there will be 55.2 million Afghans, most of whom will need imported grain to keep body and soul together. The Afghani proclivity to breed will only be curbed by starvation. That will happen at some stage because, even if we wanted to underwrite that population expansion, getting the necessary quantity of food into the country will become more and more difficult.
Perhaps that situation is beginning now. The U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization has reported that 8.4 million Afghans are in an acute food insecurity crisis.
According to Wikipedia, over 5 million Afghan refugees have been repatriated from Pakistan and Iran since 2002, providing the first 25 points of the 70% population increase.
Pakistan still has an estimated 1.7 million Afghan refugees remaining, while Iran has an estimated 2.5 million. It should be noted, as the Wikipedia article does, that Afghan women who grew up in Iran adopted Iranian attitudes toward family planning and birth control, and have brought that back with them along with their Iranian educations.
[IllinoisPolicy.org] House Speaker Mike Madigan doesn’t care much for manifestos.
When questioned over the years on his policy positions, Madigan usually resorts to bromides about how he supports the Democratic Party and its fight on behalf of the middle class. (Please disregard the utter collapse of Illinois’ middle class under his reign.)
Because of Madigan’s distaste for policy principles, an observer of his more than 40 years in state government will find the speaker has taken a number of contradictory stances on a variety of issues. What do those positions have in common? Pursuit of political power.
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That's a very powerful argument for term limits.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
06/24/2017 13:28 Comments ||
Madigan was recently asked in an interview what was his "legacy" after 40 years- he said it was his family...nothing about Illinois, legislation he championed or anything else he did as Capo de Capo of the state Democrat party that has made Illinois the Venezula of the Midwest- except thankfully still with enough toilet paper thanks to Costco.
[LI] This may be the least covered major story of the Trump era, so far at least.
While the media and Democrats are obsessed with increasingly bizarre Trump-Russia conspiracy theories, and failed attempts to flip Special Election congressional seats, an enormous change to the federal judiciary is well underway.
We have been covering this story, and the relative lack of media coverage, for months. Most recently, I wrote While you were focused on COMEY, Trump nominated another group of CONSERVATIVE Judges:
While everyone was focused on Comey’s prepared statement, Trump went about his business filling vacancies in the federal judiciary. I wrote about this a month ago, Trump begins counter-packing federal courts, Dems can’t stop him thanks to Reid Rule:
As we have pointed out repeatedly, Trump has an unprecedented opportunity to nominate a substantial percentage of the federal judiciary.
There are currently over 100 vacancies, and many more are likely to open up, Liberal nightmare: Trump could appoint half federal judiciary. Yet Democrats, so blinded by the light of #TheResistance, appeared oblivious to the approaching Tsunami of Trump lower court nominations.
Today the first waves of the Trump judicial nomination tsunami hit the beaches in D.C. Those ten nominees received mostly rave reviews, as detailed in that prior post.
The second wave of conservative nominees landed on Wednesday ....
I ended that post with this caution:
Now Mitch McConnell and the Senate Judiciary Committee need to do their job and get these people quick hearings and up or down votes.
It appears that Republicans in the Senate are moving rapidly on the nominations. And some liberal media is beginning to pay attention.
[American Thinker] The President of the United States for eight years was, and still is, a hidden identity. But what can be known of him, short of all that is still hidden, can be aligned with subtle and difficult to detect forces put in place by his administration. It is easy to see how these "forces" are an extension of his persona, and signal his stated desire to reshape the United States of America. Fundamental transformation was the key phrase.
Breitbart repors that the federal government, "our" federal government, promotes and funds programs that enable foreign students to enter our universities.
The little-known "Optional Practical Training" program has grown from 91,140 new foreign job-seekers in 2009 to 329,158 new job-seekers in 2016, according to data provided by the Department of Homeland Security. That is almost a four-fold increase in seven years -- and the program is growing even larger in 2017.
More disquieting, domestic corporations were paid through tax considerations to hire foreigners over the sons and daughters of citizens of the United States. The money for this was extracted by those harmed by the program, the citizen.
In 2014, the OPT program provided work permits to 249,998 foreign graduates, according to the data provided to Breitbart News by the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the program. Two years later, the number of new foreign graduates entering the program had risen by 32 percent up to 329,158.
Skipping to the bottom line...
The failure to enforce immigration law, the promotion of foreign students and their employment funded by the American taxpayer, the non-enforcement of overstayed visas, all result in an eight year push to engorge the United States with foreigners in advance of and elevated over our very own. This is the harvest from eight years of Barack Hussein Obama. It is no mistake, but rather a calculated undercurrent set in motion by his sympathies and his persona, both of which are as foreign as you may wish to imagine. Emphasis added.
Think of all the millions of people, tens of millions who voted for him, TWICE. The Messiah ( as the MS Media so often described him ) the smartest man in the room. His "Lincoln-esque speeches ( quote any of them they are so memorable ) and his greatest which was "You can keep your doctor and your HealthPlan...period ." ( would I lie to you? )
And he was Black ( well, half Black anyway) and he would bring us all together. And we could have HOPE and everything would be "chang-y, sort of And those nifty nude pictures of his mother for the back Door Betty mag. Who can forget how wonderful it all was in those days, eight long years of Democrats and forward to Progress.. or progressing Forward. yeah, that too.
And the LEGACY...don't forget that. Its hard to forget a Legacy like that. Pelosi...Harry Reid..( When he wasn't playing whack-a -mole with his exercise machine ). Great men.... and women too ..Nancy will remind you
America has so much to be thankful for.....not to mention, no jobs and Food Stamps ( but I digress ).
Posted by: Muggsy Lover of the Brontosaurs1243 ||
06/24/2017 8:52 Comments ||
Multiculturalism and diversity have become weapons of the left to undermine a country and its culture.
[The Hill] The Obama administration is under fresh scrutiny for its response to Russian meddling in the election after new details emerged this week about how the White House weighed its actions against the 2016 political environment.
Then-President Obama was too cautious in the months leading up to the election, frustrated Democratic lawmakers and strategists say.
"It was inadequate. I think they could have done a better job informing the American people of the extent of the attack," said Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), a member of the House Intelligence Committee who co-chairs the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee.
And even after the election was over, they say, the penalties Obama levied were too mild to appropriately punish what by all accounts was an unprecedented attack on a U.S. election.
Soetero, like the other Dems thought they had the election in the bag (it was rigged) and that Hillary was the inevitable POTUS so they didn't think they had to do anything--no sense in hairing up the butter.
Forget the response. The real scandal is that Baraq had eight years to do something about cyber security and he failed. Any computer system administrator who ever checks his logs can tell you the Chinese, Russians, Ukrainians, Turks, Iranians and everybody else are launching cyber attacks over the Internet every hour of every day. This has been going on for years. You can whine and cry all you want about their attempts to hack us but what about our own government's failure to do anything about it?
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
06/24/2017 13:43 Comments ||
The real scandal is that Baraq had eight years to do something about cyber security and he failed
I'll argue that he and his people were doing as many run-arounds on US cyber security during that time as foreign actors, if not more.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.