A PSA

A PSA

Nope, not a public service announcement. Given my proclivities, and the banner image, even if it was, it wouldn't be a "guns R bad mmmkay" kindof thing.Instead, I wanted to shed some light on what I consider one of the better budget manufacturers of AR-platform rifles. Palmetto State Armory.Now, you're not going to get a JP Rifles Cazador special out of these guys, but what you will get is a solidly mid-grade rifle at upper end "commercial" / sport/intro - tier prices. Their $700 firearms, often on sale for $500 or less, and even less if you don't…

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"Once"

"Once"

The Mountain that writes has written once again, this time on the topic of a stupid Senator who was "joking" about nuking American citizens, and the memes that followed. Of course the congressman is now saying that using nuclear weapons on American gun owners was an exaggeration, he just wanted to rhetorically demonstrate that the all-powerful government could crush us peasants like bugs, they hold our pathetic lives in their iron hand, and he’d never ever advocate for the use of nuclear weapons on American soil (that would be bad for the environment!), and instead he merely wants to…

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A Cup of Awesome

A Cup of Awesome

I've always enjoyed the mad geniuses at Black Rifle Coffee since I caught wind of them via a trailer for "Range 15". Then I got a note on their black Friday sale for swag and coffee, and featured prominently not only a tank and helicopter, but what appeared to be a Prius.With a minigun on top.Now, these guys are that special kind of crazy so part of me was "No way, that must be photoshopped" and part of me was "No way, that is awesome." So I checked.Sure enough, they did it.Among other steps: Step 6:…

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Self Defense, and Writing About It

Self Defense, and Writing About It

Ben Cheah, author of the fantastic No Gods Only Daimons, reviews Marc MacYoung’s series on writing about fighting. I believe I’ve mentioned the site nononsenseselfdefense.com before. It’s dated, marginally organized, but utterly invaluable in its insights. Writing Violence 1: Getting Shot is all about surviving a two-way shooting range–or not. More than just a technical discussion of the effects of gunshot wounds, MacYoung shows how experienced and inexperienced characters would react, tactics characters would use in certain situations, and skewers common Hollywood myths. Writing Violence 2: Getting Stabbed covers the art of the knife–and,…

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Warning and Educating Our Enemies

Warning and Educating Our Enemies

As Vox Day recently pointed out, “conservatives” love to instruct our enemy, better yet, warn them off because, hey, this time we’ll enforce consequences, if you keep this up. Yeah. Look, I actually respect what Crowder does with his “change my mind” segments, but he’s doing more than just instructing liberals on how awful the left really is – he’s staking out moral ground behind enemy lines, raising the morale of other right wingers, and battering down the misconceptions a number of people have, and thus actually gaining a few converts. You know, carrot to stick, but he’…

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Teachers Are Incompetent - According to Their Supposed Supporters

Teachers Are Incompetent - According to Their Supposed Supporters

Just an example of something that’s come up in response to Trump and others discussing arming teachers: If I can be trusted to teach your kid calculus, I can be trained to handle a firearm. — Archer (@BoraxCross) March 21, 2018 If they can be trusted to teach French they can be trusted to fly a 747. — ZKep (@z_kep) March 21, 2018 Intellectual dishonesty: the tweet. https://t.co/CDKIFRCZSX — Archer (@BoraxCross) March 21, 2018 Not the first time I’ve heard that attitude. Shortly after Sandy Hook, one of the local middle school teachers posted his opinion publicly,…

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Illegals, Guns, and Booze

Illegals, Guns, and Booze

And the problems of finding them. One of the ironies so far has been watching the same crowd on the left that often bemoaned the futility of the drug war, and the stupidity of prohibition – something libertarians and even a fair percentage of those of us on the right have had issues with as well though less so for “conservatives” and the drug war, and something mocked by the modern left as an example of Christian overreach when prohibition was a creature of the same progressive movement that loved to promote fascism, communism, etc., and is an ancestor of the…

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