Monthly Archives: June 2020

Couple Protects Property….

From Breitbart, here.

All well and good.  But let’s see what we can learn from this incident that’s gone viral, shall we?

The good:

  • Weapons are availalbe to both man and woman.
  • It appears the man is indexing, which is good; much less chance of a negligent discharge due to stress/adrenaline, etc.

Not so good:

  • Neither are performing over-watch for the other – ie, no defense in depth.
  • Both are barefoot.  REALLY not good.  Sure, they’re having dinner, however, the primary defender, especially in areas that may combust into protests, violent or not, should be dressed to respond immediately, however needed.  That means good shoes/hiking boots.  ALL. THE. TIME.
  • Neither are in the, ‘low ready,’ which would be more appropriate than the poses both chose to display.  As anyone with a modicum of training knows, the low ready can go from Zero to Engage in a couple of nanoseconds. In particular, his, ‘ready’ position will not allow him to immediately respond with anything more than ‘instinctive’ shooting, and that’s not good in almost all situations.
  • The female is using a 1920’s to 40’s shooting stance.  Unless she’s a very, very, very well trained person, she’s not going to hit anything she means to hit.
  • Both weapons are pointed higher than the crowd.  Several things here.  First, under stress, untrained and familiarization fire trained people will shoot high naturally.  If the point of aim is already high, as shown in the photo, they’re going to shoot over the bad guys and possibly endanger innocent bystanders behind the bad guys.
  • Where’s the spare mags for either piece?  One is not enough, especially under stress or when you start to get swarmed.  Crowd report was 100 +/- people.  I’m betting a few of them were armed.
  • Optics – Red Dots are cheap and accurate.  Not having one these days means you really don’t shoot a lot and really don’t have a good idea of what you can or cannot do with your piece.  I can’t see if he’s got a flat top or not, but I imagine he does.

Point of my critique is not to belittle or degrade their intent (which was good) or the people themselves.  It’s simply to point out that doing what the couple above did is tantamount to buying a piano and advertising that you can play a concert.  The result of that potentially places others you care about in jeopardy.

What are your thoughts?

29 June 2020 – And the Vortex Keeps Spinning Faster Every Second….

With Justice Roberts’ turn to the dark side in his deciding vote in favor of Abortion Infanticide Clinics, ANTIFA’s planned flag burning ceremony at the National Cemetery and Gettysburg, and the subsequent LEO bulletin about the following raids into white suburbs for a national scale ‘murder raid,’ the economy taking another dive, the COVID ‘plandemic being whipped up again to scare the bee-jeeeeezus out of the ‘sheep’ with the examples of the unfortunate few who suffer and die from it (0.26% Global Fatality rate last I checked), supply chain issues, the unemployment rate still climbing, the Fed making our currency even more worthless and our national debt even MORE staggering, police defunding, police walking off in large numbers because they’re tired of being blamed for cultural issues, the revolving door justice system, BLM requiring bended knee apologies, “or we’ll burn the system down,” and so on, it’s apparent our ‘grand experiment’ and REPUBLIC is in serious danger of being violently killed.  The scene below from, “The Searchers,” by John Ford and starring, “The Duke” (John Wayne) isn’t so far fetched anymore – while not necessarily probable, it’s certainly possible.

Not a good frame of mind to be in while preparing to celebrate our national Independence Day this fourth of July.  Traditional Americans, ie, those with traditional values that we all know and many readers here were raised with, can only prepare for hard times as best we  can.

Don’t let the warm weather lull you into stopping your preps.  Winter is coming.  Faster than we realize.   Stay in shape (or get in better shape), practice your fundamentals, get organized at home, talk to like minded friends if you’re not already, get right with God, and use these last months before the election as a ‘super intense prep period’ and hope for another reprieve (that’s all we were given when Donald Trump took office).  If Biden wins, God help us all, because it’s going to make the purges of Red October look pale in comparison.  If Trump wins, it won’t be a purge, but you can bet your last round it’ll be guerrilla war against the Trads, Christians, Conservatives, and the economy.

Best you can do is use whatever your resources are to plug the gaps in your preps and learn some new skills that’ll be worth something when it happens.

 

 

Lady Liberty has Our Backs…

From Boilerdoc’s site, here.  No other commentary is necessary.

                                                                 She’s got our back….

                                It’s up to each of us….we OWE her – do not shirk her defense!

Get Out, Get Some Range Time In!

With all these reversals of lockdown measures, I’m wondering if TPTB might shut down firing ranges as has been the case for 3 months during the “Plandemic’…or, as my new, favorite coffee cup states (you can get this one or a more direct version from http://www.reaperpatches.com ):

Make sure you spend some quality time with your rifle as well as your pistol.  Dry fire is essential, but there’s nothing like live fire to show you any small error you may be making.

  200 Meter Reduced Target at 100 Meters, Rapid Fire – 1 round per second – Optics – Primary Arms 1X6 ACSS 5.56 BDC.

As they like to say, “Practice, practice, practice, until your PERFECT practice makes perfect.  Me?  I got a ways to go…..

Now, go bust some caps.  Have a productive weekend!

Tucker Carlson

From here (and Fox News):

As the original post says, “Watch it if you dare.”  Warning – Guaranteed to make your BP go up a bit….or a lot…depending…

Can you hear it?  You know, that TRAIN coming down the track right at us while we’re stalled on the track crossing?

Summer is 4 days old.  It’s going to be a very long, hot one.  Might want to lay in some water…

Useful Information – Companies that SUPPORT BLM and ANTIFA

And it’s not just a dozen or two…..there are HUNDREDS.

Use the information to your benefit, and keep in mind those who support a declared ‘domestic terrorist’ organization whose stated goal is to destroy those things and people you love including your history and your culture.

H/T WRSA, here.

These Companies Want You And Yours Silenced, Robbed, & Eventually Murdered

https://conservativefiringline.com/list-of-269-companies-supporting-antifa-black-lives-matter/

Lie down with scum.

Get handled with scum.

Congressmen Question ATF Brace Restriction Plans

H/T WRSA.

Original piece, here.

Congressmen Question ATF Brace Restriction Plans

Congressmen Question ATF Brace Restriction Plans

“Congressman Matt Gaetz announced … the ATF is crafting secret rules restricting the possession of certain pistol braces by American citizens, and that he has sent them a letter demanding they stop,” a June 16 Hot Take Press Room release reported. The letter, addressed to Attorney General William Barr and ATF Acting Director Regina Lombardo, was co-signed by Republican Reps. Neal P. Dunn, Bill Posey, W. Gregory Steube, John Rutherford, Ted S. Yoho, and Daniel Webster.

“We understand that ATF is currently considering restricting one arm brace model owned by over 700,000 Americans [and] strongly urge ATF to cease taking any actions and reconsider or rescind any secret determinations which call into question the legality of firearms owned by millions of law-abiding Americans.”

ATF making and then changing its mind on rules that result in further infringements, not to mention economic losses for manufacturers and product owners – or loss of freedom for noncompliance – has turned out to be another way to enact bans that bypasses the representatives of the people. It does things by diktat that keep changing with the political winds.

Cases in point on braces:

The Gaetz letter noted, “ATF initially welcomed the advent of pistol arm braces. In 2012, ATF correctly determined that the attachment of arm braces to large pistol platforms does not constitute the manufacture of a short-barreled rifle … subject to registration requirements under the National Firearms Act…”

In 2014, as Guns and Ammo reported, ATF advised a Colorado Police Department that had asked if “firing an AR-15 type pistol from the shoulder, specifically, if doing so would cause the pistol to be reclassified as a Short Barreled Rifle (SBR).”

“[W]e have determined that firing a pistol from the shoulder would not cause the pistol to be reclassified as an SBR,” ATF’s Firearms Technology Branch Chief replied. “Generally speaking, we do not classify weapons based on how an individual uses a weapon. FTB has previously determined that the firing of a weapon from a particular position, such as placing the receiver extension of an AR-15 type pistol on the user’s shoulder, does not change the classification of a weapon. Further, certain firearm accessories such as the SIG Stability Brace have not been classified by FTB as shoulder stocks and, therefore, using the brace improperly does not constitute a design change.” [Emphasis in original.]

So, no problem, right? Come and get ‘em!

Then in 2015, NRA-ILA reported on ATFs “Open Letter on the Redesign of ‘Stabilizing Braces’.”

“Any person who intends to use a handgun stabilizing brace as a shoulder stock on a pistol (having a rifled barrel under 16 inches in length or a smooth bore firearm with a barrel under 18 inches in length) must first file an ATF Form 1 and pay the applicable tax because the resulting firearm will be subject to all provisions of the NFA,” the reversed position stated.

Suddenly we had a problem. A huge problem, with life-destroying felony implications for anyone innocently caught up in a ridiculous bureaucratic net cast by people who either can’t make up their minds or have their minds made up for them by hidden, politically-motivated string pullers.

Fast forward to 2017 and it appeared everyone was happy again. Per a press release from SB Tactical:

“An NFA firearm has not necessarily been made when the device is not reconfigured for use as a shoulder stock – even if the attached firearm happens to be fired from the shoulder,” the reversed (yet again rule) assured everyone. “To the extent that the January 2015 Open Letter implied or has been construed to hold that incidental, sporadic, or situational ‘use’ of an arm-brace (in its original approved configuration) equipped firearm from a firing position at or near the shoulder was sufficient to constitute ‘redesign,’ such interpretations are incorrect and not consistent with ATF’s interpretation of the statute or the manner in which it has historically been enforced.’”

Then in 2019, rumors were flying that ATF was once more on a reversal tear. This latest development seems to confirm the concerns were well-founded.

So, what’s the issue this time around?

“Unbeknownst to the general public, ATF has ordained in private determination letters that it considers ‘any firearm with a length of pull over 13-1/2 inches to be designed to be fired from the shoulder,’  thereby making it a short-barreled rifle,” the Gaetz letter observes. “However, ATF has also privately proclaimed that even firearms under this length of pull can be classified as a short-barreled rifle, if ATF identifies other (and often unspecified) applicable ‘indicators.’”

And the upshot of that?

“Even more troubling are reports that these non-public standards are being used to criminally prosecute unsuspecting gun owners. Given ATF’s refusal to explain these standards, it is impossible for the public to comply with ATF’s ever-changing body of secret law,” Gaetz and company note. “To criminally charge an individual or threaten a company based on one ATF employee’s opinion of whether an arm brace shares enough unpublished ‘design features’ with a shoulder stock is an appalling abuse of power and shows a blatant disregard for due process.”

Yeah, it’s what they do. This business of conflicting rules is no surprise to those of us who have been watching such things over the years.

In 2005, the Congressional Research Service published a memorandum regarding ATF firearms testing procedures. Among other things, it revealed that the ATF has “over 300 cubic feet of classification letters stored in file cabinets.” The Bureau hasn’t scanned any of these documents into a searchable database to assure consistency of interpretation, to identify and resolve regulatory conflicts. The extent to which this inconsistency has grown and compounded in intervening years is unknown and unknowable without a major organization and review effort.

The damn thing probably looks like the warehouse in Indiana Jones by now.

And it’s not just the rules that are a crap shoot, so is the punishment for running afoul of them. We’ve seen Adverse Actions in the past where ATF was violating dealer license revocation rules in defiance of policy and law. That the situation was ultimately “happily” resolved had less to do with fixing internal problems than they picked a target (Brinks) with the resources, will and legal savvy to defend itself. Good luck to the little guy.

“[E]ven during very conservative administrations, like President Trump’s, some do ‘try to make it more difficult to acquire things that shooters need and gun owners need, for safety and for the unique circumstances that an individual may have,’” Gaetz continues. He’s being unduly generous.

The president is who gave the green light to the “bump stock” ban (talk about legal, then illegal, then legal and now illegal again!), which has since been used to produce a court finding equating semiautos with machineguns. His “take the guns first, due process later” kneejerk raised red flags none of us who voted for him had counted on. He appointed gun ban-supporting William Barr as attorney general. He nominated former National Fraternal Order of Police President Kenneth Canterbury, a supporter of Eric Holder and Sonia Sotomayor, to be director of ATF. It’s increasingly hard to champion a man who at times seems set on blowing it “bigly” and the only thing keeping some of us going is the prospect of Joe Biden and all that implies.

What would be very helpful to have at this point would be copies of the private letters Gaetz mentions, and to that end, Firearms News has contacted his office via email because those answering the phone are caught up in the COVID-19 shutdown.

“What I am looking for are the ‘private letters’ listing ‘objective design features,’” I wrote to the congressman’s aide. “Realizing that recipients may not want their names made public, I’m wondering if you could provide copies with names and other identifiers redacted so that the firearms community could be informed of the specifics, and of who they came from.  I would also be very interested in any for-the-record quote from the congressman in addition to what was stated in the letter and release.”

That was a few days ago, and no response has been received at this writing.

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. In addition to being a regular featured contributor for Firearms News and AmmoLand Shooting Sports News, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

BLM Follow Up…

From Zero Hedge.

BLM Co-Founder Admits: “Our Goal Is To Get Trump Out”

While massive protests continue to rage across the country (and beyond) in the name of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors admitted during a Friday night interview with CNN that “our goal is to get Trump out.”

Cullors, who described BLM organizers in 2015 as “trained Marxists,” compared Trump to Hitler after refusing to meet with him, and referred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as the Gestapo, told CNN‘s Jake Tapper (via Breitbart‘s Josh Caplan):

JAKE TAPPER: I’ve heard a lot of criticism of former Vice President Joe Biden from civil rights activists. The election, obviously, will be a choice. How do you think Biden matches up compared to President Trump when it comes to these issues that are important to you?

PATRISSE CULLORS: Trump not only needs to not be in office in November but he should resign now. Trump needs to be out of office. He is not fit for office. And so what we are going to push for is a move to get Trump out. While we’re also going to continue to push and pressure vice president Joe Biden around his policies and relationship to policing and criminalization. That’s going to be important. But our goal is to get Trump out.

The Lead CNN

@TheLeadCNN

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In 2015, Cullors said that BLM would take “any opportunity we have to shut down a Republican convention.”

Was Tucker Carlson right when he said (and was punished with an advertiser walkout from the ‘cancel’ crew at Sleeping Giants) that Black Lives Matter is now a political party?

“Black [Lives] Matter is more popular by double digits than both the Democratic and Republican parties.”

It is almost as popular as the U.S. military. It is much more popular than the pope.”@TuckerCarlson warns that the Black Lives Matter movement wields significant influence.

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“We Are Trained Marxists.”

Well, there you have it.

Black Lives Matter founders in their own words from here.

Video surfaces of Black Lives Matter founder saying, “We are trained Marxists”

 by Adam Ford · Jun 20th, 2020 5:15 pm

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A 2015 video clip has surfaced of an interview with Black Lives Matter founder Patrisse Cullors in which she assures her interviewer that the group has an underlying ideology, saying, “We’re trained Marxists.”

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Responding to the interviewer’s concern that the BLM movement might not have enough of a “clear ideological structure,” Cullors responded by saying that she and another co-founder “in particular” are dedicated to the ideology of Communist leader Karl Marx:

“We actually do have an ideological frame. Myself and Alicia in particular, we’re trained organizers. We are trained Marxists. We are super versed on ideological theories.”

Alicia, whom Cullors mentioned, is Alicia Garza. Garza, Cullors, and a third woman, Opal Tometi, founded Black Lives Matter together.

🔦 Many opponents of BLM have been calling the group Marxist, or “neo-Marxist,” or “cultural Marxists,” since it came to prominence, due to its heavy focus on group identity and class conflict.

BLM’s website lists many far-left ideals in its list of core beliefs, including:

  • We are self-reflexive and do the work required to dismantle cisgender privilege and uplift Black trans folk, especially Black trans women who continue to be disproportionately impacted by trans-antagonistic violence.
  • We build a space that affirms Black women and is free from sexism, misogyny, and environments in which men are centered.
  • We practice empathy. We engage comrades with the intent to learn about and connect with their contexts.
  • We make our spaces family-friendly and enable parents to fully participate with their children. We dismantle the patriarchal practice that requires mothers to work “double shifts” so that they can mother in private even as they participate in public justice work.
  • We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.
  • We foster a queer‐affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking, or rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual (unless s/he or they disclose otherwise).