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DTG focuses on training and consulting of those who do not wish to remain helpless against the increasing daily risks against life, liberty, and property through the learning and practice of preparedness and defense of home, family, and self.

An Update on ‘The Velvet Glove Slips’…

Posted here.

Over at Knuckle Draggin, there’s an interesting post titled, ‘A True Dictator,’ on the same subject. The source article is a site called, ‘The Bridge:  Michigan’s Nonpartisan, Non-Profit News Source.’

What’s interesting about the piece is not so much the article, but the comments.  Reason?  Because it gives Michiganders are really clear picture of what the left’s factual knowledge base on ‘the law’ and constitutional principles are.  Suffice it to say, we have commies galore here.  I’d say about half the state.  Maybe more.

Let that sink in for a minute.  If SHTF (and with Whitmer doing her level best to permanently cripple the economy to further her Vice Presidential dreams it most likely will right before or right after the November election), one of every two people are going to want either cheer or do what’s been going on in Portland, Seattle, Dallas, Austin, Phoenix, Atlanta, and last night, Chicago.  And there are simply not enough police in and around our major cities to stand between them and you if you live inside their confines, or in the suburbs.   I’ve talked to a few police officers, and many have one foot out the door, and another on a banana peel, so to speak.  Their issue is ‘qualified immunity,’ which there is a movement to rescind.  If that occurs, a HUGE percentage of police are going to walk off the job because they won’t have special protection and civil and criminal litigation.

So, add the inflated percentage of infection rates (testing is NOT accurate, admitted to by the medical community), the now admitted COVID money to hospitals for postive diagnosis, the extremely low fatality rate here in Michigan, the logistics chain getting weaker (evidence in many, many stores), the governor threatening to not open schools, close down various industries, and reinstate the total lockdown if the state doesn’t follow her edicts, and we have a real recipe for ‘bad things’ to happen here.

I hope it doesn’t; I hope the governor loses her power through all the signatures on the petition to limit it as well as the petition to rescind the 1945 law she’s using to keep extending the ‘state of emergency.’  I hope whoever replaces her when she’s voted out of office is a constitutionally minded person who believes in limited government.   I kinda doubt it though, as there are WAY too many entitlement addicted people of all ethnicities in the state.


What “Saving Privat Ryan” did for WWII Vets, “The Outpost” does for Afghanistan Vets…

The US Army set up an Operatiing Base in the bottom of a valley surrounded by cliffs inhabited by the Taliban.  I have no words….except watch it.

Here’s the historical description from the National Medal of Honor Museum:

Here’s the movie:

Worth the time – men like this is why ANTIFA, BLM, BAMN, and NFAC will never take our country out.

Special Endorsement: Intention Pens

I don’t usually endorse products; they’re few and far between.  This, however, is an exception.  Intention Pens are decidedly for the discriminating writer who appreciates quality!  I’ve known the proprietor for 40 years  – he’s a master craftsman, and ‘quality’ is his only requirement.  Not only is the fit and finish world class, but the cartridge inserted writes like very slick glass.  I’ve got a Waterman that doesn’t write as nicely, and Watermans’ are expensive!!

This picture below is my second pen from; I like the Ebony wood and either the chrome or gun metal finish.  It goes with everything.  Except, of course, my camouflage kit.  I have stuck it in a  blouse pocket though, and it stays hid and protected.    Typically, I’ve taken the pen with me to client meetings with an old fashioned note book, and it gets noticed.  

Now here’s the BIG news!  They’ve got a 25% off sale going on right now!  So, check out the site linked above, and get a couple of them.  One for you and one for someone you really like who deserves a great gift!

Disclaimer:  I get absolutely nothing for endorsing the pen; I just know quality when I see and use it, so get yours today!

Interesting Note from the Rifle Range Today…

There were more .22 adapters in AR’s than actual AR’s firing the full powered round.  There were also more bolt guns in 6.5 Creedmoor than there were in .308.  I took my recently repaired and re-scope ring based (steel) and rings (steel) to wring it out to check accuracy and zero.  Had a great time.  Best group?  Federal, but it was out of a clean, cold barrel.

Here’s the first confirmed zero target at 100M.  The grid is 1/4 inch.  Not too shabby.

Now I gotta get out there with my .22-250 and my .243 and see what they can do!

If This Poll is Accurate….

Things will go kinetic very, very soon.  With one third of the country indicating they won’t take a vaccine (that’s about 110,000,000 people), and 28% refusing to wear masks or at least don’t prefer to wear masks, should laws be passed penalizing those who refuse to comply with this draconian pavlovian conditioning, I’m betting things get out of control really quickly.  And the charge will be led by one person……”Karen.”

(Natural News) A new poll from Morning Consult and Politico claims that a majority of Americans support forced muzzling under the penalty of fines or jail time in order to placate their own fears about catching the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19).

Supposedly 72 percent of those asked indicated that they either “strongly” or “somewhat” support allowing the government to implement mandatory face mask edicts that are punishable by fines or prison time for those who violate them.

“Based on what you know about the COVID-19 pandemic (coronavirus), would you support or oppose your state instituting a face mask mandate in public spaces, where not wearing a mask could be punishable by fine or jail time?” the questionnaire asked.

Interestingly, the group that indicated the strongest support in response to this question was Baby Boomers, which generally lean “conservative” and claim to support minimal government intervention into people’s personal lives. A whopping 78 percent of them indicated that they support mask mandates based on these terms.

Next in line were millennials at 68 percent, followed by Generation Z at 63 percent. In other words, the younger the person, the more likely that he or she opposes mandating that people cover their noses and mouths with cloth or plastic.

As you might expect, nearly all of the Democrats polled – 86 percent, to be precise – expressed support for mandatory masks, while only 58 percent of Republicans support mandatory masks, demonstrating the partisan aspects of mask-wearing.

Why wear masks when there’s already a coronavirus cure?

Since this is a Politico poll, it is important to take it with a grain of salt. There were maybe a few hundred people who were asked this question about masks, which is hardly representative of the population at large.

At the same time, some suggest that masks might be a hot-button political issue this November, with an alleged majority supporting measures to keep them on people’s faces indefinitely.

Still others, including Dr. Stella Immanuel, a medical doctor in Houston, contends that masks are unnecessary, and that all people need to do if they are worried is to support their immune systems, including with the use of hydroxychloroquine.

Be sure to watch Dr. Immanuel speak below (around the 5:25 mark):

What more people in this country need to hear and watch are videos like the one above, which offer a fresh perspective on the plandemic that goes beyond the rote fear-mongering about social distancing and masks.

“We need your help,” Dr. Immanuel petitioned a day after the America’s Frontline Doctors press conference video was banned from the Big Tech gamut of platforms. “We are being attacked, ridiculed, and discredited. We need our patients to speak up.”

“If you have been cured by this drug (hydroxychloroquine), share your story online using this hashtag. #HCQWorks,” she added.

One Twitter user responded to Dr. Immanuel’s video tweet with additional information about how hydroxychloroquine supposedly also helps against HIV, fungal infections, rheumatological and cardiovascular conditions, kidney disease, diabetes, thromboembolic events, lipid problems, cancer, insulin issues, and graft-v-host disease following bone marrow transplants, along with much more.

“Now ‘they’ know how easily led are the American people,” wrote one Big League Politics commenter concerning the face mask poll. “Are we going to wear these for the rest of our lives or just until the next election that Dems want to win?”

“This shows me that the majority of Americans are brain dead and will just follow orders of convenience,” wrote another, adding that the next step will be for the “sheeple” to line up and get vaccinated. “They deserve the FEMA camps coming their way.”

More associated news about the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) is available at


Fred Markert: Only ONE Way to Save America from Collapse

Which is imminent.  Take the hour it’ll cost you to watch the  complete video.  Time well spent.  Forewarned is forearmed.  In fact, you can listen to it while you clean your rifles and pistols after a range session.

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