Monthly Archives: July 2010

IS SELF DEFENSE A DEFENSE?

Sometimes the law is fascinating. Browsing the Volokh Conspiracy I came across a strange one. The Michigan Supreme Court was called upon to reverse a felons conviction for gun possession because he was in a self defense situation. The case … Continue reading

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A RECORD NUMBER OF "LIFERS" WALKING UK STREETS

The Telegraph reports on something that has been an informal topic of discussion for some time now. The record number of individuals given life terms in the UK who are now out on parole. This in a country whose recidivism … Continue reading

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HMMM. What sort of a gun blog is this?

With a sweep of the Stetson to Days of Our Trailers for the tip, I see this blog rated a listing as a guns and gear gun blog at gunsamerica.com. Actually, the Alley is more a numbers and political site. … Continue reading

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MAXINE WATERS CHOOSES A TRIAL, RANGEL A MYSTERY

Anti-gun and therefore pro-crime Rep Maxine Waters D-NY) has chosen a trial before the House on ethics charges, the Capitol newspaper The Hill reports, citing multiple sources. In the meantime, there seems to be a lot of smoke but not … Continue reading

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SENATOR BEN NELSON (D-NE) OPPOSES KAGAN

Bloomberg reports Senator Ben Nelson has heard his constituents concerns and “will not vote to confirm Elena Kagan.” Briefly quoting the linked Bloomberg item: “Nelson said he had heard “concerns” from people in Nebraska about Kagan.” Of course, Nelson is … Continue reading

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INSTINCT SHOOTING

The late “Lucky” McDaniel taught what he described as “instinct shooting.” A century and a half ago, when “bored through” revolver cylinders were still a novelty, Lucius Johnson taught “snap shooting.” Both of these emphasized hitting what you aim at … Continue reading

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SALUTE

The American Thinker site has an item that is really both off topic for this blog, and that is not suitable for excerpting. It is by F. Owen Smith, and titled “The Mom Thing.” It’s worth a read. Pick up … Continue reading

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 3rd, IS PRIMARY DAY

In Kansas, Michigan, and Missouri. Besides the usual bunch of anti’s to vote against, Missouri has a vote of a different sort. While it is OT, off topic here, it is of interest to a lot of us. It is … Continue reading

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SECOND ANTI CONGRESSCRITTER FACES CHARGES

Most of the shooting community is well aware that long time gun hater, Rep. Charles Rangel, is facing ethics charges in the House. Rangel is as anti-gun, and therefore as pro-crime, as his predecessor in office; Adam Clayton Powell. Fewer … Continue reading

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2A CHALLENGE TO MARYLAND'S GUN LAW

Alan Gura and the Second Amendment Foundation have filed a suit challenging Maryland’s draconian gun laws. The suit was filed on behalf of Raymond Woollard, whose renewal was denied because he could not show he is subject to “threats occurring … Continue reading

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