Category Archives: rkba

Automatic vs. Semi-Auto: new on Alloutdoor

How government regulations retard progress.

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Road blocked ahead by trash?

I’ve brought a broom.

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PPS43

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Second Amendment for new arrivals

Even though I knew of private gun ownership when I first came to the United States, there was still an emotional disconnect between seeing others own guns and realizing that my parents could. For people from even less RKBA friendly countries … Continue reading

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Spotting anti-gun propaganda

Just saw a link to an animation featuring sheriff’s kid shooting dad with a visibly unloaded Winchester rifle. The hammer on the safely carried rifle is shown in the uncocked position, followed immediately by the accidental shooting. People who are … Continue reading

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Realistic Live Fire Training at Troy’s Gate: new on AllOutdoor

An innovative and effective method for learning to think under stress.

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“Peaceful” should not mean “defenseless” (in Armenian)

(With thanks to Hrachya H. for the translation.)

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“No guns” postings on restaurant doors

I would estimate that half of Nashville restaurants have no carry signs. I am curious how they can afford to turn away a substantial portion of potential customers, both those who carry and those in the same group with them? … Continue reading

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Firearms Training in Nashville: highly recommended!

Tatiana Whitlock, one of the best self-defense instructors I know, is coming to Nashville mid-September! She will be offering several courses. Carry with Confidence (pistol) Basic Carbine Tatiana is an absolutely amazing instructor, both supportive and good at guiding the learners … Continue reading

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“Federal law prohibits….”

For all the jackboot lickers who insist that laws are morality and must be followed, I submit this exhibit: The same exhibit illustrates just how common ingredients for weapons are. Humans have been making serviceable weapons since before Paleolith, and … Continue reading

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Some girls get excited by gold and diamonds…

…others, by steel, brass and lead. Which would make a better teammate? “Сама не летает и другим не даёт.”

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Firearms, a matter of credibility

Assuming an ideal spherical teenager in vacuum…ok, let’s not. Let’s use this very specific 12 year old in a hypothetical situation of being threatened by something human-like. From the perspective of the predator, which of her weapons would pose the … Continue reading

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How prohibitions endure

US has numerous state level prohibitions on alcohol before the national one was enacted. I wondered how people stood for those and didn’t shoot the culprits out of hand. Then, a thought occurred to me that explained how prohibitions of … Continue reading

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Guns, fidelity and genital size

Reading anti-gunner comments about guns being compensations for small genitals, I wonder if they realize the assertion is a compliment. In nature, species with relatively large genitals are engaged in sperm competition, generally stemming from non-monogamous mating habits. Developing large … Continue reading

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Living in Fear. Not Living in Fear. New on AllOutdoor

Salubrious psychological effect of gun ownership by vulnerable populations.

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ATF Rule 41F cometh

In one week, new ATF rules (or whims) governing NFA trusts go into effect. I would like to recommend Matthew Bergstrom of Arsenal Attorneys for doing trust re-statements. That way, you will not risk a paperwork violation and be able … Continue reading

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Need introductions to political publications

My upcoming article and two illustrations took more than three hours of otherwise billable time. Yet, while I’ve been publishing numerous technical reviews, I’ve not found a site or a print publication suitable for my RKBA articles. Any suggestions or … Continue reading

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The Free State of Jones, movie review

I was pleasantly surprised by how well this film was done. Historic accuracy, near as I can judge, is pretty reasonable. Props, accents, details also seem fairly decent. Plot: 4/5 Acting: 4/5 Both are just a little flat, but I … Continue reading

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Was it worth it?

For all that America isn’t perfect, we are alone of the former British, French or Spanish colonies to have a shot at retaining personal freedom, at least in some of the states.  

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Terminology is important

Sturmgewehr 44, the historic “assault rifle”, was a general purpose military weapon, moderately good in several roles but specialized for none. The name was an attempt to make wishful thinking become reality by raising troop morale. Since the generic term “assault rifle” … Continue reading

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