A new face

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…and the dog returns to its vomit: Germany and its Nazi legacy.

My friend Miggy made me aware of an interesting development: a court rules the members of the least socialist of the German political parties may not own guns. A friend who is a member of that party commented:

Long story: biased judge who obviously hates afd issued a verdict that violates several laws and ignores other court verdicts of higher laws​. I know the affected couple​: the guy is retired gsg9. He was a collector, target shooter and hunter. His wife was a collector and target shooter. They will sue to the next court​. I haven’t read his verdict but​ read one issued by the same judge against another afd guy​. You can’t deem a person unreliable only because he or she is ​a member of group x​. ​German gun law states that each case has to be looked into individually​. Party member x said xenophob​ic things​,​ member y didn​’t​: person x might be unreliable, while person y will be ok​. This judge just ignored that​. Its called “sippenhaft” or collective punishment​. Its the same shit the nazis and communists did​.

​Your brother did bad stuff? ​Tough luck, we will punish you too​, because you are related​. Basic foundation of law states that you can only be held reliable for your OWN actions​.
​These people didn’t do anything wrong or criminal​, their only crime is “thought crime” or party membership​. Hopefully​,  this verdict will, get revoked by a higher court​. Other, higher courts decided correctly that you can’t be held accountable in collective guilt fashion. I guess the next higher court will rule the same, but it costs a lot of money, and the people still have to give up their property. The affected couple probably has a financial loss of 100.000€.

He clarified that the decision affects only the couple in question rather than all members of afd, but the precedent is not good.

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Meeting in person after 15 years

I met Layla through helping VCDL in 2009. It took her until 2024 to stop by with family in tow.

Winchester 44Mag lever action firing 44Special.
Ruger Vaquero in 45Colt

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Subsonic 300blk

At 1/3200s, the long 220gr plated bullet is slow enough to render with minimal distortion.
QD mount allows a little gas to leak out of the back of the sound suppressor.
220gr plated bullets loaded to about 1050fps
My friend Bill with his deer rifle.
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Massad Ayoob

Mas back in 2019.

His web site.

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Pensive

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Keeping cool in the South

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Coaches and learners

Showing use of cover.

Patriot Training

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Racquet practice.

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Tripping into the pool.

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Flinty eyed.

1799 dueling pistol.
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Two to Tango.

Model’s mate on the set makes for a more comfortable model.
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Putting a new camera though its paces.

While two-handed swords presume appropriate plate armor, Abigail practices stage combat dressed a little less heavily for extra mobility…and better heat endurance on a hot and humid afternoon.
Sony A9mk3 auto focus proved accurate even with wide open lens aperture and erratic subject motion.
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The persistent fire of Hanukkah.

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Cute hat

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Vintage girl.

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Amanda

These photos were taken to test high-speed flash synch with Sony A9mk3 global shutter. Based on the results, I bought the camera.

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Musician Nozomi.

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My favorite parents.

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Renaissance Festival faces.

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