U.S. to Send $600m Worth of Tank Ammo to Iraq

The U.S. recently air-dropped arms and ammo to Kurdish forces fighting ISIS in Kobane, Syria. This despite/because of the Turkish government’s refusal to allow land deliveries of arms to the Syrian Kurds, linked as they are with Turkey’s outlawed rebel Kurdistan Workers’ Party. The air-drop riled the Turks to the point where U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had to reassure Turkey that it was a one-off. While he was at it, Barack’s billionaire majordomo had to admit to the media that some of those arms will end up in the hands of people who want to see the U.S. destroyed. But…
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Weapon or Firearm? Not the Same Thing

When I sat down for my first instructor credential, there was a lot of information thrown at me. The material pertaining to the actual usage and function of rifles came naturally, along with the fundamentals of marksmanship. While nothing is ever boring, there wasn’t a lot of new information that flowed my way that weekend. However, I did find the material specific to teaching method very interesting–particularly the usage of the word “weapon.” Members and instructors of both the police and military use this word almost exclusively when they are addressing a firearm. In this arena, it makes perfect sense….
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Passively Constructed Negligent Discharge of the Day: “NC Teen Shot In Head By Rifle In Pickup” Edition

Yup, that’s the headline over at charlotte.cbslocal.com: “NC Teen Shot In Head By Rifle In Pickup.” Condolences. Now, who knew rifles drove around in pickups looking for Tar Heel teens to murder? It get worse. “Authorities say a 16-year-old boy has been killed after a rifle went off in a pickup truck [not shown] where he was a passenger.” Regular readers of this series will know our main point: guns don’t “go off.” They discharge negligently. I mean, someone is responsible for their negligent discharge. Someone transported a firearm in a loaded condition. Someone allowed the gun’s muzzle to point in…
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34,500 People Deemed Too Dangerous to Own Guns in NY by New York SAFE Act

Thank you, New York State and Governor Cuomo, for proving that the government is incompetent and dangerous. The New York SAFE Act, which is an abomination and defies the Bill of Rights, has another feather in its collective dunce cap. This feather signifies exactly how stupid a government databases consisting of a list of those deemed to be potentially dangerous to themselves or others can be. The SAFE Act requires health care professionals to submit the names of patients who they see as a danger to themselves or others. This database now has 34,500 names on it. The New York…
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Movie Review: Fury

Fury is both the name of the movie and an M4 Sherman tank that’s home to a dysfunctional family of US Army soldiers. To set the stage, it’s April of 1945 – the last month of the War in Europe — and Hitler’s armies have been shattered on the Western front. The Nazis have been reduced to using children and women to defend their murderous regime. The Third Reich is being (literally) crushed under the treads of American tanks. Resistance, especially from the SS and the Hitler Youth, is fanatical as the Nazis defend their own land. And here’s the…
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Practicing the Art of Self Defense – From the Media

The Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown cases are much in the news these days. The Martin case because media outlets, “community organizers,” and other assorted rabble rousers and race hustlers see an opportunity to stir the political pot, poke political enemies in the eye, and above all, make money by trading on its notoriety in comparison to the Brown case. We are treated to specious comparisons of the Trayvon Martin case to the Michael Brown case, and never-ending misleading descriptions of Michael Brown as an “unarmed teenager.” There are, in fact, a few useful comparisons . . . and some…
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Gun Heroes of the Day: Mark Sievering and Ken Meyers

It seems America’s government-run education system provides almost weekly examples of pants-wetting idiocy wherever firearms are concerned. Whether it’s students being suspended for infractions such as biting their food into the shape of a pistol, or pointing a pencil at another kid and saying, “bang”, institutionalized hoplophobia runs amok in our public schools. Which is why it’s so sadly surprising when a school system – in this case, in Broken Bow, Nebraska – tacks the other way . . . Broken Bow High School had decided to allow students who choose to have their senior portraits taken while holding a firearm to…
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