— General George S. Patton
My New Year's Resolution is to get more training. Yours should be that, too. And send the NRA more money, because 2006 is an election year!
Allow me to reinforce the morality of acquiring custom revolvers that you and Mike Daly so preciently divine.Western Civilization depends upon it. Without custom revolvers, life as we know it will cease on earth. If nothing else, do it for the children for they are our future.Words to live by!
Wouldn't it make more sense to define the ultimate battle as one for a national ban on handguns -- the sole gun-control measure that promises to save tens of thousands of lives? With an endgame that can actually achieve the ultimate goal, perhaps we'd acquire the logical and moral authority to win more of the smaller battles.They may not think very well, but, like rust, our enemies never sleep.
Kilt-wearing teen seeks dress code changeThey don't have no stinkin' kilts in Missouri!!! I've thought about wearing a kilt to the SHOT SHow Outdoor Channel soiree, except that the Clan McBane tartan appears to have been designed by a drunken pimp...very possibly the case, as our most famous fighter — other than the McBane of McBane, Ghellis, who fell at Colloden Moor in 1746 fighting the Damned British — Donald McBane, has this as his biography:
Principle sparks debate after telling student to wear pants at school dance
JACKSON, Mo. - Nathan Warmack wanted to honor his heritage by wearing a Scottish kilt to his high school dance. Then a principal told him to change into a pair of pants.
What began with a few yards of tartan has sparked an international debate about freedom, symbols and cultural dress. More than 1,600 people have signed an Internet petition seeking an apology for the high school senior.
Donald McBane was a soldier, pimp, thief, gambler and duellist. He was also a natural genius with the smallsword, the lighter successor to the rapier...There you are! I have Brother Donald's book on the shortsword. I wish I had his steel for the Damned Dentist!
• An El Presidente stage, honoring the sport’s founding father, Col. Jeff Cooper.
• A stage from the Steel Challenge, the Superbowl of the shooting sports and the World Speedshooting Championships.
• A hunting simulation stage.
• A run-and-gun stage.
Maj. Roger Sherman, a special assistant to the commander of U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the 2005 Male Athlete of the Year. He is a member of the Air Force Action Pistol Team, which is comprised of some of the Air Force’s top shooters. They compete internationally in the sport of practical pistol shooting.Roger shoots for SIGARMS, BTW.
It’s great to be recognized for something you’ve worked so hard for,” Major Sherman said. “I was overwhelmed with gratitude to my wife and son for all the sacrifices they made, allowing me to work toward my goals. I couldn’t have done it without their love and support.”
While the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal is conservative, the newspaper's news pages are liberal, even more liberal than The New York Times. The Drudge Report may have a right-wing reputation, but it leans left. Coverage by public television and radio is conservative compared to the rest of the mainstream media. Meanwhile, almost all major media outlets tilt to the left.I've written pretty extensively about media bias, especially as it relates to firearms. I think the key point to remember is that bias is a function of the lack of intellectual diversity in newsrooms. Media outlets have gone to great lengths to guarantee their newsrooms exactly mirror the ethnic breakdown of the United States. But intellectually, newsrooms are as homogenous as a loaf of Wonder Bread.
These are just a few of the surprising findings from a UCLA-led study, which is believed to be the first successful attempt at objectively quantifying bias in a range of media outlets and ranking them accordingly.
"I suspected that many media outlets would tilt to the left because surveys have shown that reporters tend to vote more Democrat than Republican," said Tim Groseclose, a UCLA political scientist and the study's lead author. "But I was surprised at just how pronounced the distinctions are."
In a town full of oddballs, it's hip to be 'Ned Head'Ghost Buster Bayless used to be the town board person in charge of the police department. There are so few communities where anyone with the title of "ghost buster" swings any real weight! Nathan the Rabbit Guy is pretty cool, too.
But many in Nederland say community gets a bad rap - Frozen Dead Guy aside
NEDERLAND - For years, as one bizarre story after another emerged from this mountain town, people up and down the Front Range have asked themselves, "What is it about Nederland?"
Nederland residents often ask themselves the same thing.
Last month they turned on their television sets to find one of their local characters, Bob Dougherty, being interviewed live by Katie Couric on the Today show.
Dougherty has alleged he was glued to a toilet seat in the Louisville Home Depot for more than 20 minutes while store employees ignored his calls for help. He has sued the company, saying he wants $3 million in damages.
That was hardly the Boulder County town's first turn in the spotlight.
Nederland got used to visits by reporters from the BBC and other international media outlets in 1994 when an eccentric Norwegian decided to have his dead grandpa frozen and stored in a Tuff Shed near Barker Reservoir, where he could await regeneration at some later date.
As other believers in the cryonic approach to immortality began making pilgrimages to Nederland - threatening to bring their deceased relatives with them in a parade of icy devotion - Nederlanders argued over whether the town should be a refuge for the flash frozen.
Eventually, the town made its peace with the dead, even launching a Frozen Dead Guy Days festival that draws thousands to town every March to dance at Grandpa's Blue Ball and marvel at an Ice Queen beauty pageant.
"I think Grandpa enjoys the festival," said Amy Bayless, a former town trustee who moonlights as a ghost buster, helping area residents rid their homes of negative spirits. "He likes the notoriety and the attention. Why wouldn't he?"
Bayless, who has lived in Nederland since 1993, recently moved into the hills outside of town. She was disheartened by a nasty political fight two years ago that led to the ouster of most of the town board.
Nederland, she says, has too many bizarre people...
The following quote is from the father of a Marine recently returned from Iraq:Well golly...there's a surprise...the .45 works against heavily dressed Muslin fanatics...wait wait..we've heard that before!
"According to Jordan, morale among our guys is very high. They not only believe they are winning, but that they are winning decisively. They are stunned and dismayed by what they see in the American press, whom they almost universally view as against them. The embedded reporters are despised and distrusted. We are inflicting casualties at a rate of 20-1 and then see s - - - like `Are we losing in Iraq' on TV and the print media. For the most part, they are satisfied with their equipment, food and leadership. Bottom line though, and they all say this, there are not enough guys there to drive the final stake through the heart of the insurgency, primarily because there aren't enough troops in-theater to shut down the borders with Iran and Syria. The Iranians and the Syrians just can't stand the thought of Iraq being an American ally (with, of course, permanent US bases there)."
Jordan reports on weapons in use in the sand box. This is his evaluation of the 45.
"The .45 pistol: Thumbs up. Still the best pistol round out there. Everybody authorized to carry a sidearm is trying to get their hands on one. With few exceptions, can reliably be expected to put `em down with a torso hit. The special ops guys (who are doing most of the pistol work) use the HK military model and supposedly love it. The old government model .45s are being reissued en masse."
Democrats recast gun control imageYeah, right. I have said before that there are times I wish I had a local pro-gun Democrat to vote for, since too much of the Republican platform is as nutty and utterly vacuous as a Boulder City Council meeting. However, nationally, you've got to be kidding...anyone with one eye and a half a grain of sense knows the national Democratic Party is owned lock, stock and barrel (is that enough cliches in a single sentence?) by the various Moonbat interests. If Nancy Pelosi voluntarily moves to Iran, her spiritual home; Howard Dean launches himself into space, where he apparently lives anyway; Al Gore and Jimmy Carter move to Guatamala and become subsistance hemp farmers, Teddy "A ROUND FOR THE HOUSE!" Kennedy turns himself over to a Crimes Against Humanity tribunal for trial and subsequent execution; MoveOn, Inc. names Ann Coulter it's CEO, Bubba Clinton signs into the Betty Ford Clinic for Sexual Abusers without pinching a nurse on the butt on the way in, Hillary apologizes for lying and tells a screaming crowd of supporters what she really believes in, and Michael Moore surrenders himself to the Japanese to be rendered into whale oil, I might think the Democratic Party had truly reformed.
Party eyes inroads in the West
WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Party, long identified with gun control, is rethinking its approach to the gun debate, seeking to improve the chances of its candidates in Western states where hunters have been wary of casting votes for a party with a national reputation of being against guns.
''On gun rights, we've allowed the Republicans to paint us in a way that just doesn't represent our values," said Damien LaVera, a Dean spokesman, noting that Republicans have repeatedly portrayed Democrats as hostile to the Western way of life.
''It's all about not letting the Republicans define our values," LaVera said.
Burn the land
Boil the sea
You can't take the sky from me
The guitarist-turned-defense-consultant does regular work for the Department of Defense and the nation's intelligence community, chairs a congressional advisory board on missile defense, and has lucrative consulting contracts with companies like Science Applications International Corp., Northrop Grumman Corp. and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. He says he is in increasing demand for his unconventional views of counterterrorism.My god, there's hope for us all! And even though he wears occasionally wears a suit, I'll bet Skunk doesn't belong to the Tie--of-the-Month Club! Rock on, brother, and watch for that invitation to be on SG!
Hollowed bullet easy to get & hard to survive
Hollow-point bullets like the one used in the slaying of Officer Daniel Enchautegui are much deadlier than ordinary bullets - and nearly as easy to get.
Cops favor using the hollow-point bullets because they are less likely to pass through a target and ricochet into a fellow cop or bystander.
But they want their public sale banned to keep them out of the hands of thugs like Enchautegui's alleged killers, Steven Armento and Lillo Brancato.
"Our mission is to stop violent felons," said Patrolmen's Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch. "There is no reason for anyone else to have that ability."
The teacher was New of San Francisco, a Yale grad with a master's degree in business who ran the Pacific Rim operations of one of the world's largest advertising agencies. She now teaches self-protection, how to handle guns, and big-game hunting. Her clients include CIA and Secret Service agents, SWAT teams and Navy SEALs, as well as hunters, housewives and children. She also freelances as a self-protection specialist and hunting guide across the country.
Her smile could melt steel, yet New, a petite 5-foot-4, with a miniature handgun in her palm, can pop two shots in three seconds at 100 yards into an 8-inch pie plate -- or your head.
Il Ling is a marvelous instructor...we filmed her Hunting Prep class at GUNSITE for SHOOTING GALLERY, and she was an instructor in the 250 Pistol class we filmed for next season.
She's also going to be joining me as the color commentator at the SHOOTING GALLERY INVITATIONAL at GUNSITE in February!
The conclusion that I came to is that image matters to the liberals and gun grabbers. It isn't the content - it's the image. Hence the AWB "Scary Looking Weapons Ban" that sunset last year. Hence the .50 ban in CA. Hence half of the "feel good" legislation these idiots keep trying to shove down our necks. And they do it because they're scared of that which they don't know and that which they see as the norm..
By keeping crazy out of sight - and out of mind, hopefully - the image of guns and gunnies can be changed. I do have a good feeling about that. When I "came out" as a shooter in that classroom, no one was shocked or offended. I don't present that image - I'm not a thug or a gangsta or some neo nazi. I look like one of them, but I shoot guns for fun. I present the type of image that they can relate with better than the stereotypical
This "losing the culture war" stuff seems to fly in the face of reality.The boy may be from Arkansas (that's light-hearted banter...I'm from Memphis), but he makes a series of really good points. We have made strides that two decades ago would have seemed impossible.
Wisconsin just passed its own CCW law this week.....Wisconsin..... after Minnesota passed its CCW law......which happened years and years after all but about three or four of the 50 states passed their CCW laws.
Yeah...we're really losing the culture war when you consider the dismal failure of getting CCW in all but about three states, aren't we?
And oh yeah.....shooting sports are now high school varsity sports that you can earn a letter in in states like Georgia and Tennessee....and this all happened in about the last 10 years....really getting hammered in the culture wars there.
And the AWB is now dead after a stupid 10-year experiment....another huge loss in the culture wars.
And more women than at any point in the history of this country are buying guns......another example of how we're getting absolutely killed in the culture wars.....
And NCAA rifle actually got its first bit of network news coverage this past year, and more and more schools are adding rifle as a varsity sport....yep, another hammering in the culture wars for our side.
And ignore any and all victories we might get in the political arena......politics are strictly separate from culture, you know.......we're losing big time in culture, no matter what might happen politically.....
I'm sorry, but when I hear folks whine that we're losing the culture war on guns, all I can muster is a big fat yawn.......
We’re losing the culture war. Our children are growing up in a culture that hides all traces of firearms and simultaneously makes them into something evil, something that should be avoided at all costs. The unrelenting message that “guns are bad”, coupled with a total lack of positive images, will significantly impact the gun control movement in a generation – as more and more people grow up completely ignorant of firearms, less and less people will be around to fight for gun owners’ rights.Unfortunately, I believe he's correct. This was, is and has always been a battle for "hearts and minds" — I like Toy's analogy that the other side is playing chess, and we're playing checkers. Think about that when you finally get to view the industry's "huge" dreadfully expensive initiative to lure those kids into hunting birds on preserves!
MOUNT HOLLY, Ark. - A hunter suffered hypothermia and kidney damage after becoming entangled in his deer stand and dangling upside down 30 feet above the ground in sleet for 8½ hours.You got to know there were some Far Side deer hanging around laughing. Well, Ted's dead now. Time to go shovel the 4-foot drift from in front of the garage! Lot to be said for Miami...