May 31, 2005

All That's Old is New Again

During WWII, the Germans developed what is considered to be the first true assault rifle. The idea was to replace the large and heavy battle rifles if the time with something smaller and lighter. Magazine capacity was increased from an...
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Today's The State (South Carolina) reports:Giving recruits a gun so early in boot camp and expecting them to carry it almost 24 hours a day, seven days a week marks a radical change in how the Army trains its soldiers....
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May 30, 2005

Setting the Record Straight on the .50 BMG

I continue to hear gun rights activists repeat the statement that the .50 BMG has never been used in a crime. I first heard about this as a claim made by NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, in his book...
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Sorry it's late; I've been enjoying the holiday weekend. Cross-posted at Stop the Bleating!, as usual. Some of these have been reported elsewhere in the blogosphere. In fact, I just noticed that one of them has been reported here, by...
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May 27, 2005


One of my fellow Chicago Boyz, Shannon Love, has just read an article in a Brit medical journal calling for a ban on knives. Shannon seems to be surprised by this, saying that "the most passionate 2nd amendment advocate in...
Read More | Posted by James Rummel at 12:14 PM | Comments (0)

May 25, 2005

Interesting 9mm Handgun

Ah, those Russians, they’re always looking to make a handgun that can function in an assault rifle role. They have the Stechkin, a select-fire handgun that they issued to their pilots during their problems in Afghanistan. They were hoping that...
Read More | Posted by James Rummel at 02:58 PM | Comments (2)

May 23, 2005

Jeff is on Fire!

Jeff at Alphecca has been keeping an eye on the various legislative gun issues that are in the news. One of them is taking place in my home state of Ohio....
Read More | Posted by James Rummel at 04:35 PM | Comments (1)

May 22, 2005

Cheesecake For Y'all

Hello all. Publicola had the dubious idea to invite me for a guest blog gig. Anytime you invite a woman over, be prepared for her to start changing things around. Well, i'm not going to rearrange any furniture, but i...
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May 21, 2005


Yesterday, in my Guns 'n' RKBA Round-Up, I mentioned a story which reported that, "On the eve of a crucial vote to reinstate a law allowing more people to carry guns in public, [Minnesota] House members received e-mails threatening harassment...
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May 20, 2005


Another installment. Yah.  You betcha.  Even though I've already covered it, this post wouldn't be complete without a mention of Eleanor Holmes Norton's descent into insanity.  Even Sarah Brady isn't that nuts....
Read More | Posted by Matt Rustler at 11:20 PM | Comments (3)

Good Online Training Tool

Are you interested in teaching your good some aspects of tactical drill? If so, you should check out this online game. I know what you're thinking. It's a simple flash game where you play a bespectacled academic standing his ground...
Read More | Posted by James Rummel at 09:52 PM | Comments (0)

DC Delegate: Gun Owners Aim to See Children Get Killed

Matt Rustler e-mailed with another outrageous quote from an anti-gun bigot. This time, it's D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton. From Matt's blog post, quoting the from the Washington Times:"They're trying to see to it that more children get killed," said...
Read More | Posted by Jed at 01:18 PM | Comments (0)

May 19, 2005

Arming Against Need

Publicola asked me to pinch hit for him while he was away. This surprised me a bit, since we've had some disagreements in the past and I thought that he'd be afraid that I'd take a decidedly anti-Libertarian stance in...
Read More | Posted by James Rummel at 04:11 PM | Comments (1)

May 18, 2005

Carolina On My Mind

Two guest bloggers have already posted & there'll be a few more to follow. The short version is: I'm taking a vacation. The long version is: I am taking a vacation. Heading to the Carolinas for a few weeks. Colorado...
Read More | Posted by Publicola at 01:24 AM | Comments (0)

May 16, 2005

You Know You're A Gun Nut If... go to a machine gun shoot & end up selling ammo to the guy you're renting from. :)...
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May 15, 2005

Is This Thing On?

Howdy folks. Jed from FreedomSight here. Publicola asked for a few volunteer guest bloggers, and I'm one of 'em. Considering how little i've been writing lately on my own blog ... well, I hope to get back in the saddle...
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Cross-posted at Stop the Bleating! Condi for President!  Rice says gun rights as important as free speech.  Hear, hear!  Liberal advocacy groups claim to have a monopoly on protecting the best interests of minorities; so much so that any black...
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May 13, 2005

Mockingbirds And Canaries

Atticus. Interesting sounding name. More interesting that his children called him that instead of father or papa. But what was most interesting was not his name or how he was called but a very simple idea that he conveyed. This...
Read More | Posted by Publicola at 05:54 AM | Comments (3)

May 10, 2005

You Retreat Whilst I Overcome

Dani Newsum wrote a piece that appears in The Denver Posts' bloghouse. It's an attempted critique of Florida's no duty to retreat law. Let us fisk....
Read More | Posted by Publicola at 04:37 AM | Comments (2)

May 06, 2005


Hey folks; temporary Munuvian Matt Rustler here. Publicola was kind enough to ask me to come over and guest-blog while he's traveling. He hasn't left yet, but he did say we pinch-hitters could start anytime. So here's a little feature...
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Posts, Pics & Prizes

Carnival of the Cordite No. 11 is up. & in caseyou missed it here's the link to No. 10. Wadcutter has a post up about a shooting expedition. The particpants were Wadcutter, the Libercontrarian & yours truly. I intend to...
Read More | Posted by Publicola at 01:06 PM | Comments (3)

May 05, 2005

Rock'N'Roll Reminder

The .50 BMG Rifle & Machine Gun Shoot in Cheyenne Wells, Colorado is about a week away. It happens on May 13th, 14th & 15th. Here's a post (w/ pics) of las years shoot. Just in case you needed more...
Read More | Posted by Publicola at 08:07 AM | Comments (0)

Ig'nent: See Colorado Legislature

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners has the scoop. They also have a list of allegedly pro-hunting groups that support the increase in hunting fees. Here's the .pdf of the bill. Fishing licenses would jump from $15 to $25. Small Game increases...
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May 02, 2005

Get Out Your Number 2 Pencils

Michael Bane has a quiz for you to take....
Read More | Posted by Publicola at 04:30 PM | Comments (0)

Cupid Doesn't Use Arrows Anymore...

Apparently he's switched to hollowpoints. "For Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, happiness is a warm gun. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Jolie says the two actors came to trust each other while taking gun training for the upcoming "Mr....
Read More | Posted by Publicola at 04:07 PM | Comments (6)

Woman Dies Of Hoplophobia

"A Mexican television actress died on Friday of a heart attack after a man armed with a pistol approached her vehicle on a Mexico City street, officials said." It's tragic & my sympathies go out to her family. It's even...
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