Category Archives: HISTORY

Bill Longley?

Someone came by searching for “42 men william longley.” Which would be a reasonable guess but no cigar. By all accounts Bill Longley was the first of the Old West’s gunfighters. A physically imposing man at six feet tall, Longley’s … Continue reading

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68 Years Ago, Desperate Men With Only Nine Guns Between Them…

… Began The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. They are laying flowers in Poland today, in honor of those men, and of their sacrifice. While that is a hollow honor – those men, and their nine pitiful guns faced down the might … Continue reading

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Who Shot Max Brand?

Someone came by looking for “who shot max brand.” Frederick Faust; man of a thousand names; the author of the Dr. Kildare series, the Silvertip series, Singing Guns, the Song of the Whip, and fifty million or more words in … Continue reading

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DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN

With my morning news feeds and whatnot out of the way, I dropped by Mistress X’ place – and was transported to 1938. When things were, to put it politely, grim. One family in three had no income, and people … Continue reading

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ANOTHER THEORY OF JFK'S DEATH

A former FBI agent, John Adams, has come forth with some old information and some things I have not heard about JFK’s murder. The video clip is here, and is worth taking a few minutes to watch if you are … Continue reading

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EVER WONDERED HOW MUCH A WHEELOCK COST?

Here is a good list of prices, and salaries in medieval England. Remember that almost every man of substance was required to have both weapons and armor. Those were expensive items when a thatcher (roofer!) made 3 to 5 cents … Continue reading

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THE INSTAPUNDIT WITH A 2A HISTORY LESSON

Glenn Reynolds, the “Instapundit,” has a must read editorial in the July 4th Washington Examiner. Reynolds traces the history of gun rights from the dark days of the elder Bush’s administration through the desperate days of the Clinton presidency until … Continue reading

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GUN POLITENESS?

Someone wound up here searching for “gun politeness.” Guns themselves are generally very polite. They never fire a shot until their trigger is pulled. But I suspect the link rider was searching for something like “an armed society a polite … Continue reading

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D-DAY ANNIVERSERY, JUNE 6

Sixty four six years ago, the Allies landed on the Normandy beaches. I was eleven, barely, and my family was concerned about my two brothers. As it turned out, both were staged to go ashore after the initial beachheads were … Continue reading

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A HISTORY LESSON IN MUSIC

Here is a history lesson every man should know. Let’s start with the music and the lyrics: Now, for those who are not familiar with history, here’s the story of the Irish, and the Scots, who were sold into slavery … Continue reading

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