Mediocre White Guy With Highly Compensated Sinecure More Secure Than An Article III Judgeship Wants You To Stop Talking About Privilege

Mediocre White Guy With Highly Compensated Sinecure More Secure Than An Article III Judgeship Wants You To Stop Talking About Privilege Because they’re lazy and boring, Richard Cohen columns are widely ignored unless for that once every year or two when they’re aggressively offensive. This is one of those times: I am the child of privilege — or so I am being told. I am white, I am male. Put them together and you would think I’ve been sitting on a trust fund — unearned, unappreciated and unjustified. There are people who think that being…
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Ask Ligonier with Sinclair Ferguson

Ask Ligonier with Sinclair Ferguson On April 17th, Sinclair Ferguson joined us as a special guest on our Ask Ligonier team and answered your biblical and theological questions live online. This event was streamed live here on Ligonier’s blog, as well as YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. You can also watch a recording of today’s event below. Full Story
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TTAG Daily Digest: Alex Jones is Sued, Zuckerberg is Surrounded and the Next Big Gun Controversy

TTAG Daily Digest: Alex Jones is Sued, Zuckerberg is Surrounded and the Next Big Gun Controversy Sandy Hook parents sue Alex Jones for calling massacre a hoax Can they both lose? . . . The parents of two kids killed in the Sandy Hook massacre are suing conspiracy monger Alex Jones over his claims that the shooting was a hoax, according to new reports. The families of 6-year-old victims Jesse Lewis […] The post TTAG Daily Digest: Alex Jones is Sued, Zuckerberg is Surrounded and the Next Big Gun Controversy appeared first on The Truth…
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Make It Easy for Your Kids to Love God: Proverbs for a Happy Home

Make It Easy for Your Kids to Love God: Proverbs for a Happy Home The most famous parenting verse in the book of Proverbs says, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6). That’s great to know. But the book of Proverbs has much more to say to parents. Proverbs offers deeper insights that will spare our families pain and will give our families joy. It shows us more clearly “the way a child should go.” Proverbs 8 takes us…
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Perspective: Firearm Deaths Dwarfed By Tobacco, Diet, Booze

Perspective: Firearm Deaths Dwarfed By Tobacco, Diet, Booze A TTAG reader who’s currently serving in the military strolled into his base’s dental clinic where he found this poster on the wall. It provides a healthy bit of perspective on the primary causes of death and heartache in this country. Taken together, the top five causes account for 950,000 annual deaths. That’s around 27 […] The post Perspective: Firearm Deaths Dwarfed By Tobacco, Diet, Booze appeared first on The Truth About Guns. Full Story
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Strike Industries Releases New Takedown “Shift” Pins, Risers…Soap?

Strike Industries Releases New Takedown “Shift” Pins, Risers…Soap? Strike Industries released several new products specific for the AR-15 and AR-10 platform. R.EX Riser The R.EX Riser is a low profile, lightweight riser for AR platforms. Set at the ideal height for co-witnessing while using the SI Reflex Exoskeleton mount with either A2 height, or Sidewinder sights (without spacer), the REX Riser is versatile […] Read More … The post Strike Industries Releases New Takedown “Shift” Pins, Risers…Soap? appeared first on The Firearm Blog. Full Story
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Weird Gelatin Molds: A Tuesday Evening Open Thread

Weird Gelatin Molds: A Tuesday Evening Open Thread The gelatin mold is a lost art, of sorts. The appeal of gelatin is largely unknown to me. Perhaps this is because of Jell-o and Lutheran hot dish potlucks (let me assure you, there is nothing lucky about it) growing up. It’s a wonder I have recovered to like food. Anyway, back in the day, gelatin molds of all sorts were pretty common on American tables. Not so much today. But the always cool Bitter Southerner site has some great examples of creative gelatin molds from southerners.…
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Identify My Guns – AMT Automag II .22 Rimfire Magnum

Identify My Guns – AMT Automag II .22 Rimfire Magnum For this segment of “Identify My Guns,” we have another firearm offered up by one of our TFB readers. If you have an older firearm you would like identified, a potential value ascertained or more history gathered, feel free to comment at the end of this article. We will try to cover as many as […] Read More … The post Identify My Guns – AMT Automag II .22 Rimfire Magnum appeared first on The Firearm Blog. Full Story
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Support for Anti-Gun Politicians Dropping As Time Passes Since Parkland

Support for Anti-Gun Politicians Dropping As Time Passes Since Parkland “A poll..released on Monday found voters have become more concerned with candidates’ views on gun policy than on President Trump at the same time that the partisan gap has shrunk.” That’s from a Washington Free Beacon story. The Washington Post/ABC Newspoll, conducted between April 8 and 11, found that 78 percent of registered voters considered […] The post Support for Anti-Gun Politicians Dropping As Time Passes Since Parkland appeared first on The Truth About Guns. Full Story
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New Gun Video Site ‘GunStreamer.com’ Launches

New Gun Video Site ‘GunStreamer.com’ Launches Recent changes to Youtube’s guidelines and rules pertaining to firearms content has seen a number of new video sites launched. The latest, GunStreamer, was launched at the end of March. The new site’s succinct ‘about us’ page gives little away, simply explaining: GunStreamer is a user-generated video sharing site, featuring anything related to guns or […] Read More … The post New Gun Video Site ‘GunStreamer.com’ Launches appeared first on The Firearm Blog. Full Story
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ITAR regulations change proposed

ITAR regulations change proposed Here's a link to the proposed rule. I don't understand ITAR at all, but the summary sounds like the proposal is favorable: "manufacturers and exporters of only items transitioned from the United States Munitions List to the Commerce Control List, such as most commercially available firearms and ammunition, will no longer be required to register or pay a fee as part of compliance with U.S. export controls." Full Story
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Fresh & Bright: 1500 Lumen Surefire Fury DF

Fresh & Bright: 1500 Lumen Surefire Fury DF After we got our hands on the 1500 lumen Dual-Fuel M600 Scoutlight, we knew that a superpowered Surefire Fury couldn’t be too far behind. We first got hands-on at SHOT Show, but now the Fury DF is officially shipping to dealers. To put the light level in perspective, the original Fury, the P2X, ate from (2) CR123 batteries and had... more Full Story
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Effingham Couty Illinois Declares Itself a Second Amendment Sanctuary

Effingham Couty Illinois Declares Itself a Second Amendment Sanctuary We’ve been wondering when smoothening like this would happen. Possibly taking their cue from California’s determination to flout federal immigration laws, Effingham County, Illinois, a downstate area of about 35,000 people an hour east of St. Louis, has declared that they won’t cooperate with the Chicago-dominated state legislature’s moves to restrict Second Amendment Rights. Declaring […] The post Effingham Couty Illinois Declares Itself a Second Amendment Sanctuary appeared first on The Truth About Guns. Full Story
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New Jersey Looks To Ban ‘Ghost Guns’

New Jersey Looks To Ban ‘Ghost Guns’ The state of New Jersey won’t be satisfied until they make it virtually impossible for people to own guns inside their border. They continue to pretend that their current problems are someone else’s fault, a political narcissism that is far too common in left-leaning states. Now, they’re aiming at homebuilt firearms, sometimes referred to as “ghost guns.” Democratic state lawmakers have a new target as they aim to tighten New Jersey’s already strict firearms laws: “ghost guns.” A new bill that began advancing in the Democrat-controlled state Legislature on Monday…
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Concealed Carry Performance: Short Barrel Speer 9mm 147gr Gold Dot gel test

Concealed Carry Performance: Short Barrel Speer 9mm 147gr Gold Dot gel test If you aren’t already subscribed to us, you’re missing great content! Click here to subscribe. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnKbs5xffaEzzdKdPZvfhdQ?sub_confirmation=1 Buy it at Ventura Munitions: https://www.venturamunitions.com/speer-le-9mm-147gr-gold-dot-hp-53619-50-rounds/ We shoot Speer 9mm 147gr Gold Dot ammunition from a Smith & Wesson Shield with a 3.1″ barrel into Clearballistics ballistic gel to measure velocity, penetration, expansion/fragmentation, and retained weight. 🔫🔫 GUNS IN […] Read More … The post Concealed Carry Performance: Short Barrel Speer 9mm 147gr Gold Dot gel test appeared first on The Firearm Blog. Full Story
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Evangelical leaders discuss future of their movement in Trump era

Evangelical leaders discuss future of their movement in Trump era WHEATON, Ill. (RNS) — About 50 evangelical leaders met amid concerns that a large segment of their movement had associated itself with President Trump's polarizing politics. The post Evangelical leaders discuss future of their movement in Trump era appeared first on Religion News Service. Full Story
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Make the Gilded Age Great Again

Make the Gilded Age Great Again Today, the Supreme Court held that a statutory provision authorizing permanent resident aliens to be deported for committing crimes of violence was unconstitutionally vague. Neil Gorsuch joined the judgment and some of the otherwise plurality opinion written by Kagan and joined by the other three liberal nominees. Does this mean that Gorusch is more liberal than was anticipated? Nooooooooo. Not at all. Not remotely. Indeed, his concurrence is not-very-subtly advocating an all-out war on the contemporary regulatory state: Applied in the broader contexts Gorsuch wants to apply them, this…
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3 Questions Regarding Our Bombing of Syria

3 Questions Regarding Our Bombing of Syria Reactions to our bombing of Syria, as we joined together with the UK and France, have been intense on all sides. Why are some Trump supporters outraged with the president's actions? Why are others coming to his defense? Full Story
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Wild Turkeys: Proof That the North American Wildlife Conservation Model Works

Wild Turkeys: Proof That the North American Wildlife Conservation Model Works Despite the recent weather in the upper midwest this week, spring has officially sprung, and with it spring turkey season. It’s the time of year that tens of thousands of people take to the woods with the goal of getting themselves a gobbler. But besides those birds, something they probably don’t think as much about […] The post Wild Turkeys: Proof That the North American Wildlife Conservation Model Works appeared first on The Truth About Guns. Full Story
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Only the government…

Only the government... Today is tax day due to a DC holiday on Monday ... and so in the early hours of the morning the IRS site for filing and payment crashed. (Good thing I made mine early). Persons trying to access it are getting either a 404 or a webpage announcing that the site is down for maintenance ... until September 2016. Full Story
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Instagram Support

Instagram Support Sometimes social media is a random mess, but it can also be where someone reads words to give them "hope to help them cope when they're at the end of their rope." Full Story
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Top 4 PlayStation One Games That Need to Be Remastered Right Now

Top 4 PlayStation One Games That Need to Be Remastered Right Now Last year was a great one for those looking for gaming nostalgia, with the return of retro consoles like the SNES and NES classic, as well as plenty of remasters for some of the most memorable video game titles. For the original PlayStation, which of its titles should be getting new versions remastered for modern consoles right now? Full Story
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Despite Post-Parkland Activism, Youth Not Registering To Vote

Despite Post-Parkland Activism, Youth Not Registering To Vote A lot has been made about the so-called “Children’s Crusade” in the aftermath of Parkland. Supposedly it’s the turning of the tide on guns; this is the moment when we can kiss our gun rights goodbye. However, the reality looks very, very different. Two months of youthful activism in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre was expected to produce a bumper crop of teens registering to vote for the first time. But in Tallahassee, the epicenter of the Florida protests, all the noise, speeches and carnival-like atmosphere have…
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Trump Administration ITAR Move Could Boost Exports for Gun Manufacturers, Reduce Taxes for Gunsmiths

Trump Administration ITAR Move Could Boost Exports for Gun Manufacturers, Reduce Taxes for Gunsmiths A TTAG reader writes: One of President Obama’s last shots at the firearms community was the imposition of a huge financial tax on gunsmiths through a creative new interpretation of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). As a result, you can’t even buy a chambering reamer today without registering with the Department of State Directorate of […] The post Trump Administration ITAR Move Could Boost Exports for Gun Manufacturers, Reduce Taxes for Gunsmiths appeared first on The Truth About Guns. Full Story
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1620 USA – Stretch NYCO Work Shorts

1620 USA – Stretch NYCO Work Shorts I’ve been keeping an eye on 1620, a Made in USA Work clothing brand. With the beginnings of Spring finally shining through, their new Stretch NYCO Work Shorts are right on time. The shorts are made from Cordura’s new stretch NYCO, a nylon and cotton blend which is 10x more abrasion resistant than canvas. Features: […] Full Story
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Watch Rob Bell Explain Why Sermons Are Not Just For Religious People

Watch Rob Bell Explain Why Sermons Are Not Just For Religious People Controversial author and former megachurch pastor Rob Bell recently sat down to tell The Big Think with an interesting take on sermons. Using Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have a Dream message as an example, he says that sermons are not just for religious people that already agree with the preacher. He talks about the sermon as an artform that some are trying to reclaim, listing all of the many experiments he’s attempted in his career as a preacher. “It’s history, and it’s anthropology, and…
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Benefits of Knot Tying – Gear Tasting Radio 61

Benefits of Knot Tying – Gear Tasting Radio 61 This Gear Tasting Radio gets a little knotty as we discuss the benefits of knots and why you should sharpen your knot tying skills frequently. We also discuss five of the best knots you can have at your disposal. Resources and instructions for these five knots are listed in our Episode Intel, as well as instruction for the DIY Knot Tying Board Bryan mentions in the episode. Episode 61 – Benefits of Knot Tying <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark”…
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Milos Forman

Milos Forman As you may have seen, Milos Forman has died. Ultimately, his career is defined by a couple of great movies, followed by a series of solid but not spectacular Hollywood productions. Nothing wrong with that. My ranking of his films: 1) One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 2) Loves of a Blonde 3) The Fireman’s Ball 4) Amadeus 5) Man on the Moon 6) Valmont (which really suffered by Forman being unwilling to go all the way with the moral bankruptcy on the ending as Dangerous Liaisons did) I’ve never seen the Larry…
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Wheaton College to Offer Scholarship Named for Former Professor Who Said Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God

Wheaton College to Offer Scholarship Named for Former Professor Who Said Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God Wheaton College’s newspaper, The Wheaton Record, reported earlier this month that the college would be offering a scholarship inspired by and named after former professor Larycia Hawkins, who founded the school’s peace and conflict studies program and infamously said Christians and Muslims worship the same God. Hawkins was a political science teacher at the college and was the first black woman to receive tenure. In December 2015, Hawkins posted a picture on Facebook of her wearing a hijab…
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Guns And Alcohol: When and How They Mix

Guns And Alcohol: When and How They Mix It’s been a while since I’ve written here at TTAG. In fact it’s been well over a year since my last post. But I am happy to in form you that I’m back for a weekly column that I’m tentatively calling “Shots Reported,” and for good reason. One of the things I’ll be doing is […] The post Guns And Alcohol: When and How They Mix appeared first on The Truth About Guns. Full Story
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Why It’s Not Surprising That Two Black Men Were Arrested For Nothing at Starbucks

Why It’s Not Surprising That Two Black Men Were Arrested For Nothing at Starbucks All black American men are born suspects. That’s why its not shocking that two black men were recently arrested for having the audacity to sit down at a Starbucks for conversation. An employee apparently found them suspicious because they hadn’t bought anything (they were waiting for a friend to join them); So she called the police. Funny. An eye-witness to the arrest told ABC “that another person in the restaurant at the time of the incident ‘announced that she had been…
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Hey Rifle Guys — Why Not Try a Pistol Match for a Change?

Hey Rifle Guys — Why Not Try a Pistol Match for a Change? Most of our readers are rifle guys, but it’s fun to shoot a pistol match now and then. You don’t need a lot of equipment, and if you shoot IDPA (Int’l Defensive Pistol Assn.) matches, you can really win with a $400 pistol and $20.00 worth of bulk 9mm ammo. That’s a bargain compared to what you’ll spend on a competitive PRS or F-Class rig and custom hand-loads. This Editor got his start in competitive shooting with local IDPA matches. I shot…
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Watch John Crist Read Actual (and Ridiculous) Online Church Reviews

Watch John Crist Read Actual (and Ridiculous) Online Church Reviews Comedian John Crist spends a lot of time lampooning Christian culture, pastors and churches, but in his new video, he takes defense of churches who have received one-star reviews on Google. (Yes, Google reviews for churches are a real thing.) Church Google reviews… Church Google reviews… Posted by John Crist on Sunday, April 15, 2018   Of course, this isn’t the first time he’s taken on the idea of church shopping and the consumeristic mindset many churchgoers have—and how damaging it is. His “Church Hunters”…
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When Getting Involved Goes Wrong: Armed Samaritan Sued for Saving Officer

When Getting Involved Goes Wrong: Armed Samaritan Sued for Saving Officer “If the officer was truly in harm’s way and he was going to die, she had the right to defend him,” Maislin said. “But over and over what we have is a story of somebody engaging somebody else and claiming self-defense." The post When Getting Involved Goes Wrong: Armed Samaritan Sued for Saving Officer appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest. Full Story
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Arizona Woman Shoots Hatchet-Wielding Man Outside Store

Arizona Woman Shoots Hatchet-Wielding Man Outside Store While guns get all the bad press these days, there’s something terrifying about a maniac with a blade. Maybe it’s because Hollywood has us all thinking gunshot wounds are clean, almost sterile, while blades kill with horrible messes. Maybe it’s something else. I honestly don’t know. What I do know is that a guy wielding a hatchet is the kind of scenario that I like to think I train for but don’t think would really happen. For one Arizona woman, however, it apparently did. The Tucson Police Department said…
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Pompeo’s Kansas church asks God to ‘give him strength’ in Senate confirmation process

Pompeo’s Kansas church asks God to ‘give him strength’ in Senate confirmation process WICHITA, Kan. (RNS) — 'Mike has enemies because of his faith who may try to paint him in a poor light and make it difficult for him to reach the Secretary of State position,' the pastor of nominee Mike Pompeo wrote to his congregation. The post Pompeo’s Kansas church asks God to ‘give him strength’ in Senate confirmation process appeared first on Religion News Service. Full Story
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Why some Christians don’t trust their devices

Why some Christians don’t trust their devices (RNS) — Who is Jesus? If viral videos are to be believed, some Christians aren’t happy with the answers they’ve gotten from their smart speakers, including Amazon’s Alexa and the Google Assistant on Google Home devices. The post Why some Christians don’t trust their devices appeared first on Religion News Service. Full Story
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Mission First Tactical (MFT) Enters Muzzle Device Market with new EVOLVE Add-Ons

Mission First Tactical (MFT) Enters Muzzle Device Market with new EVOLVE Add-Ons Mission First Tactical, LLC (MFT™), a leader in USA-made rifle/carbine accessories, is proud to announce a new line of muzzle devices as the MFT EVOLVE Add-Ons line. The five new devices include: 3-prong ported muzzle brake 4-prong side port muzzle brake / compensator hybrid 5-direction compensator Tapered 3-port compensator 3-prong flash hider The new EVOLVE […] Read More … The post Mission First Tactical (MFT) Enters Muzzle Device Market with new EVOLVE Add-Ons appeared first on The Firearm Blog. Full Story
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Altama – Temperate PRO-X

Altama – Temperate PRO-X Altama is working on a new version of their PRO-X boot. The original is a straight up Jungle Boot design but this new model combines the US Army 8″ Temperate upper with the PRO-X sole system. It incorporates a direct attach polyurethane midsole which uses Dual Density Technology with comfort pods. As you can see, […] Full Story
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9 Stages of Every Millennial Breakup

9 Stages of Every Millennial Breakup Oh great, it’s time to break up. On the one hand, congrats! This is a positive step for you. On the other hand, dang! Stinks when things don’t work out. Now, there’s certainly an art to the breakup, especially from a faith standpoint, where you want to maximize your compassion and minimize the other person’s pain. It’s easy to put a lot of pressure on yourself to make sure things go as well as they can, and to leave with a warm “well, I’m glad they know Jesus still…
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Surefire MasterFire Rapid Deploy Holster

Surefire MasterFire Rapid Deploy Holster The open-­top design of the MasterFire RDH is compatible with all slide-mounted mini red dot sights and suppressor-­height sights. This unique OWB duty rig will also secure pistols with compensators and sound suppressors attached. $170. Long-­known for its engineering prowess in laser targeting, illumination and noise suppression products, Surefire is now blending those technologies by serving its customers with a clever holster that accommodates those devices. It’s called the MasterFire Rapid Deploy Holster (RDH). The RDH has been tested and refined in shooting events put on by organizations such as…
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Massachusetts High Court: Stun Guns Are Protected Under the Second Amendment

Massachusetts High Court: Stun Guns Are Protected Under the Second Amendment Massachusetts being Massachusetts, legislators there had passed a law banning stun guns. Why? Because they could and besides, why should Bay Staters have any more personal protection options than they can possibly get away with prohibiting? Jaime Caetano was arrested for carrying a stun gun because she feared an abusive boyfriend. The Massachusetts high court […] The post Massachusetts High Court: Stun Guns Are Protected Under the Second Amendment appeared first on The Truth About Guns. Full Story
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Third Way Values: Mercy/Forgiveness

Third Way Values: Mercy/Forgiveness The gospel is about invitation out of a bad situation. The entire point of the gospel story is that Jesus died in order to pay for sin he did not commit but that we did. Being the beneficiaries of grace, we are called to mirror that grace to others. Full Story
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TFB TAX TUESDAY: Top Picks For Tax Payers

TFB TAX TUESDAY: Top Picks For Tax Payers You did it! You filled out all the forms, packaged up your payment and shipped everything off. Now the painful waiting game begins. No, not todays income tax filing deadline, the NFA Form 4 you just sent off for that suppressor or short barreled rifle you’ve been wanting for ages. But now the painful approval […] Read More … The post TFB TAX TUESDAY: Top Picks For Tax Payers appeared first on The Firearm Blog. Full Story
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TTAG Gun Hero of the Day: Steven Crowder

TTAG Gun Hero of the Day: Steven Crowder We’ve noted Steven Crowder’s ‘I’m Pro-Gun: Change My Mind’ efforts in the past. The Dallas-based Canadian expat and conservative commentator sets up a table and a few cameras on a college campus, then opens himself up to all comers. The ensuing exchanges go pretty much as you’d expect. He talks calmly and rationally to ill-informed […] The post TTAG Gun Hero of the Day: Steven Crowder appeared first on The Truth About Guns. Full Story
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Congressional Ballot Narrowing

Congressional Ballot Narrowing I touched on this briefly in the news links yesterday, but a much clearer picture is emerging that the current focus on the gun issue is hurting Dems on the generic ballot. Also, this from the WaPo:  The survey shows the GOP making a more pronounced shift among white voters, who now prefer Republicans by a 14-point margin over Democrats, up from five points in January. Republicans lead by 60 percent to 31 percent among white voters without college degrees, slightly larger than an 18-point GOP advantage three months ago. White voters…
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America’s Prison System is a Moral Abomination

America’s Prison System is a Moral Abomination On Sunday night, the deadliest prison riot in decades took place at Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina. Seven men were killed, and more than a dozen more were hurt. Guards waited four hours to respond to the violence. The best coverage you’re likely to see of it was on Democracy Now! this morning, where Amy Goodman interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning author-activist Heather Ann Thompson. (I will come back at the end here to why I post a video link rather than a newspaper article.) I study police, not…
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Father and infant daughter nominated for New England Emmy Award

Father and infant daughter nominated for New England Emmy Award Matt Weber, host of Catholic TV’s The Lens, was announced as a nominee for the 2018 New England Emmy Awards for his segment, “Infant Wisdom,” featuring his 8-month old daughter, Rose Weber. Matt shares his nomination with Rose – quite possibly the youngest candidate for an Emmy thus far – for her role as a co-writer and featured subject in the piece. The Lens is an original series that looks at life from a Catholic millennial's perspective with games, social media, pop culture, and humor.…
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Hillsong Pastor Brian Houston on Discovering God’s True Purpose for Your Life

Hillsong Pastor Brian Houston on Discovering God’s True Purpose for Your Life As the senior pastor at Hillsong Church, Brian Houston is a walking testament to the idea that ambitious goals and intentional purpose can lead to great achievement. In his new book, There Is More: When the World Says You Can’t, God Says You Can, Houston writes long on how God breaks through the negativity of the world’s culture to deliver enriching, open-minded encouragement. RELEVANT sat down with Houston to discuss the book and how to overcome obstacles when chasing the life God wants…
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‘The NYT’ Explores Just How Liberty University Makes So Much Money

‘The NYT’ Explores Just How Liberty University Makes So Much Money On Tuesday, The New York Times teamed up with the nonprofit investigative journalism outfit ProPublica to produce this deep dive into Liberty University, America’s largest Christian college and an influential force for the Religious Right. Specifically, the report looks at Liberty’s finances. According to their investigation, the school generated a billion dollars in revenue in 2016, the overwhelming majority of which came from taxpayers. Liberty students receive $772 million in federal funding, the sixth most of any university of nationwide. Reportedly, most of that revenue…
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CMMG unveils DefCan suppressor series

CMMG unveils DefCan suppressor series CMMG launches a new line of suppressors with the DefCan series. (Photo: CMMG) Continuing its roll out of new products, CMMG launched the new DefCan suppressor line featuring an array of cans to suit shooter needs. The lightweight DefCan line consists of five total models, with direct thread and quick detach models available within most variants. The series will include: DefCan 3Ti, DefCan 2Ti, DefCan 9, DefCan 45 and DefCan 22. “DefCan is an exciting new step for CMMG. Combined with our new line of Banshee SBRs, DefCan suppressors will…
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Chicago Finding It Can’t Force Banks To Push City’s Political Agenda

Chicago Finding It Can’t Force Banks To Push City’s Political Agenda When you talk about cities that aren’t friendly to guns, the city of Chicago is going to be one of the first few names you mention. While they no longer outright ban private ownership of firearms within the city, it’s only because the Supreme Court of the United States told them they couldn’t. They’re still not happy about it. Meanwhile, guns are still not particularly plentiful in the hands of the law-abiding in the Windy City. As a result, the city is a veritable…
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RE Factor Tactical – Nonel Bag

RE Factor Tactical – Nonel Bag The Nonel Bag is designed to support easy access to traditional non-electric breaching tube while keeping it readily stored to prevent tangling or twisting. The bag’s patented design allows the user to neatly coil up to 200’ of non-electric breaching tube and quickly deploy it when at a breach point. The bag comes with a […] Full Story
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American Federation of Teachers calls for “disinvesting” in gun manufacturers

American Federation of Teachers calls for "disinvesting" in gun manufacturers Their news release is here. I never understood such campaigns. If you decline to invest in a viable company, someone else buys its shares, and life goes on unaffected. It appears to be the purest example of "virtue signaling," where the object is not to accomplish anything beyond having one's peers admiringly look upon one's virtue. It is thus appropriate to an age in which narcissism is becoming normalized. Full Story
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The Town Technology Forgot: West Virginia Town Avoids Technology to Study the Universe

The Town Technology Forgot: West Virginia Town Avoids Technology to Study the Universe In a town where people actually roll down their car windows to greet each other and leave their front doors unlocked, you won’t find anyone glued to the glowing screen of an iPhone. In Green Bank, West Virginia, with a population of 143, researchers’ efforts to listen to the universe means the use of a cell phone is grounds for prosecution. Located four hours west of Washington D.C. and nestled into a valley of the Appalachian mountain range, this little town with…
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Ex-Dolphins Cheerleader Files Complaint That She Was Discriminated Against for Her Faith and Virginity

Ex-Dolphins Cheerleader Files Complaint That She Was Discriminated Against for Her Faith and Virginity Kristan Ann Ware, a former cheerleader with the Miami Dolphins for three years, filed a complaint with the Florida Commission on Human Relations alleging a hostile work environment after sharing about her virginity and plan to remain abstinent with fellow cheerleaders. She also said the Dolphins and the NFL discriminated against her for talking about her Christianity. In the complaint, Ware says she was confronted by cheerleader director Dorie Grogan in April 2016 at a returning cheerleader interview. Grogan allegedly said:…
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Why this Mormon girl wanted to be a Mormon boy

Why this Mormon girl wanted to be a Mormon boy At age nine, Mette Harrison made a conscious decision to masquerade as a boy as much as possible, mainly at school, because she hated being a girl. Specifically, she hated being a girl in the Mormon world. The post Why this Mormon girl wanted to be a Mormon boy appeared first on Religion News Service. Full Story
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A sojourn to spend time with some interesting full-autos (VIDEOS)

A sojourn to spend time with some interesting full-autos (VIDEOS) When most people say “submachine gun,” you think HK MP5s, STENs and UZIs. Here is one you may have missed. Larry Vickers gets to have all the fun when it comes to burp guns lately, as he gets to squeeze out some 9mm from a WWII-vintage Steyr-Solothurn MP34. Designed originally by the German firm of Rheinmetall but banned for production in the land of schnitzel and Oompa music due to the 1919 Versailles Treaty, the MP34 was produced through the Swiss Solothurn firm– which Rheinmetall…
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Primary Arms Optics releases new 1-6x24SFP Griffin Mil Optic

Primary Arms Optics releases new 1-6x24SFP Griffin Mil Optic Primary Arms Optics launches a new second focal plane riflescope with ACSS Griffin Mil reticle. (Photo: Primary Arms Optics) Primary Arms Optics debuted its latest product, the 1-6x24SFP, pairing the company’s 1-6×24 second focal plane riflescope with the ACSS Griffin Mil reticle. The scope boasts a red illuminated ACSS Griffin Mil reticle calibrated to automatically range out to 600 yards. Built on Primary Arm’s 1-6X24SFP scope body offers a fast focus eyepiece and finger adjustable windage and elevation knobs. The Griffin Mil reticle can be used…
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The Sky Is Not Falling — Firearms Industry Economic Report 2018

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Plan to ban ‘large capacity’ magazines floated in Delaware

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Analysis ranks Alabama number one for gun industry

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Federal Expands Lineup of Its Popular Syntech Ammunition

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Flashbacks…

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For a Limited Time, Come Onboard as a Crew Leader for only $35.00! Membership has its perks and starting today, we’re offering our Crew Leader Membership for just $35.00 for the first year. That’s a 30% savings! This offer is only valid through April 13th though, so don’t delay and sign up today! Read on below for more information on the Crew Leader Membership and the benefits you’ll receive. ITS Crew Leader Membership Paid memberships here on ITS are the reason we’re able to bring you the content we do, ad free. Our currently available…
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Carry Your Escape and Evasion Tools Discreetly with the New ITS SPIE Pouch™

Carry Your Escape and Evasion Tools Discreetly with the New ITS SPIE Pouch™ Our new ITS SPIE Pouch (Special Purpose Insertion Extraction) provides a compact and versatile carrying method for your escape and evasion kit. Whether your insertion is simply getting back into the door you just locked yourself out of, or your extraction is escaping from illegal restraint during a home invasion scenario, the SPIE Pouch has you covered. ITS SPIE Pouch The SPIE Pouch can be simply slipped into a pocket, routed horizontally on a belt through the elastic closure loops, or mounted…
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Can You Save Yourself? – Gear Tasting Radio 59

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Hunt With A U.S. Forces Legend: Barrett Fieldcraft 308

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Dick’s Sporting Goods to Destroy AR-15s Pulled from Shelves

Dick’s Sporting Goods to Destroy AR-15s Pulled from Shelves “We are in the process of destroying all firearms and accessories that are no longer for sale as a result of our February 28th policy change,” a spokeswoman told the Post-Gazette. “We are destroying the firearms in accordance with federal guidelines and regulations.” The post Dick’s Sporting Goods to Destroy AR-15s Pulled from Shelves appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest. Full Story
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RIP Gunny R. Lee Ermey

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School District Gives Teachers Tiny, Souvenir Bats to Fend Off Armed Intruders

School District Gives Teachers Tiny, Souvenir Bats to Fend Off Armed Intruders "Am I going to get out my bat that's in a locked cabinet or my bucket of rocks or slide something under the door to lock it to stop someone?" Fagan asked. "How effective is any of this?" The post School District Gives Teachers Tiny, Souvenir Bats to Fend Off Armed Intruders appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest. Full Story
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Hands On With the CZ 527 Carbine Rustic

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Gear Tips From The Mammoth Sniper Challenge

Gear Tips From The Mammoth Sniper Challenge Competing in the Extreme Tough Man Division of the Mammoth Sniper Challenge is a test of both shooter and gear. This 3-day event held each January requires competitors to carry all their gear 25+ miles between stages and campsites, camp out, and engage precision rifle targets out to 800+ yards. Many of the lessons learned are applicable to hunting and backcountry scenarios. Here are a few of those I discovered over the years. The post Gear Tips From The Mammoth Sniper Challenge appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest. Full…
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Slipping down a rabbit hole…

Slipping down a rabbit hole... There's a story here I'm wrestling with.When law enforcement agencies in the US started the mass migration from revolvers to autoloaders in the mid- to late-'80s, Smith & Wesson's classic line of double action autos had the lion's share of that market, thanks in no small part to their crushing dominance in the police revolver business.SIG-Sauer and Beretta had tiny market shares initially, when that upstart Glock began making ever-bigger inroads.Yet the P229 and the 92FS are still here, if only barely, while the traditional S&W autoloaders are all but…
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Ruger American Predator – Very Impressive Bang For The Buck

Ruger American Predator – Very Impressive Bang For The Buck Sometimes we get a rifle in that doesn’t look overly sexy in the packaging, but then proceeds to blow your socks off. The Ruger American Predator in 6.5 Creedmoor is one such weapon. When it comes to accuracy, this thing is a monster. The post Ruger American Predator – Very Impressive Bang For The Buck appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest. Full Story
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Find a 2A Supporter to Love on ProGunDating.com

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Marine Corps Leans Into New, Longer-Range Sniper Rifle

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‘Traitorous’ Gov. Phil Scott Catches Hell While Signing Vermont Gun Control Bills

‘Traitorous’ Gov. Phil Scott Catches Hell While Signing Vermont Gun Control Bills "That's why today we choose action over inaction, doing something over doing nothing, knowing there will always be more work to do," Scott said. "But today, we choose to try." The post ‘Traitorous’ Gov. Phil Scott Catches Hell While Signing Vermont Gun Control Bills appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest. Full Story
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Death Threats Keep NRA Lobbyist Marion Hammer from Attending Gun Law Hearing

Death Threats Keep NRA Lobbyist Marion Hammer from Attending Gun Law Hearing “I’ve dealt with it for many, many years. But it is so ugly this time NRA is insisting that I listen to my security advisers. It always amazes me how these people who claim to want to stop violence are so quick to threaten violence. I have never been afraid of them but it really makes me angry when they threaten my family.” The post Death Threats Keep NRA Lobbyist Marion Hammer from Attending Gun Law Hearing appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest. Full…
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Bank of America: ‘Full Stop’ on Lending Money to AR Makers

Bank of America: ‘Full Stop’ on Lending Money to AR Makers “We have just a handful of manufacturers. They know what our intentions are,” said BoA vice chairwoman Anne Finucane. “It’s our intention not to finance these military-style firearms for civilian use.” The post Bank of America: ‘Full Stop’ on Lending Money to AR Makers appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest. Full Story
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How To Work Out Your DOPE: Developing Your Ballistic Data

How To Work Out Your DOPE: Developing Your Ballistic Data Developing and eventually truing your ballistic data is going to start at the zero range. Getting a solid zero for the rifle is essential.  I prefer a 100 yard zero for my precision rifles because at that short of a range the environment is going to have a negligible effect on the bullet. The post How To Work Out Your DOPE: Developing Your Ballistic Data appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest. Full Story
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