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  • Schmeisser MP-40 Submachine Gun

    10/12/2018 4:57:40 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 30 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/12/2018 | C Cocoles
    The German MP40 submachine gun (Schmeisser) was a weapon our Allied Forces feared in World War II. The MP 40 was a submachine gun chambered for the 9×19mm Parabellum cartridge and an open-bolt, blowback-operated automatic arms. It was developed in Nazi Germany and used extensively by the Axis powers during the Second World War. This weapon shot from a standard 32-round box magazine and the caliber was the standard 9x19mm Parabellum. Manufactured in Germany from 1940-1945, there were roughly 1.1 million of them manufactured. Weighing just under 9 pounds, this submachine gun was not light. With a cyclic rate of...
  • Veritas AR Pistols aren't just Rifles

    10/11/2018 5:24:22 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/11/2018 | P Pawela
    Considering the outrage against semiautomatic rifles in the news lately, some might question the sanity of a recommendation for the AR platform. Let me explain. FIRST, FROM THE historical side of it. The group of people I put as the best ever overall citizens in the United States who used guns in their daily lives were the pioneers of the 1800s traveling west in covered wagons and building homes in the open prairie. It was not uncommon for them to have the newest weaponry of some kind of single-action sixshooter like a Colt, a double-barreled shotgun (usually under 16 inches...
  • SCCY CPX-2 9mm Torture Test

    09/28/2018 4:47:53 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/28/2018 | E Pederson
    Here's a torture test conducted by Youtuber Eric of IraQVeteran8888. He takes an informal approach on this SCCY CPX-2 9mm pistol and runs it through his series of torture test. those not familiar with the CPX-2 pistol is a double-action with 9-pound trigger pull. The grip and frame is made from Zytel polymer with ergonomic finger grooves and an integral "Re-Coil Cushion" on the back-strap. Here are some of the things that was done to this pistol: Dropped in the water/mudPlaced in more mud & shot it underwaterDropped the gun from the roof of house – approx 2nd floorRun it...
  • M&P 380 EZ

    09/06/2018 4:46:44 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 31 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/6/2018 | T Engel
    In days of yore, I might have pointed my doubters – usually women and seniors – toward a SIG P238, a Walther PK 380 or, more recently, a Glock 42. But each of those came with caveats related either to cost (SIGs are pricey), functionality (Walthers are a pain to break down) or useability (for better or worse, beginners are skittish about Glock’s lack of a manual external safety – thankfully, most of them eventually get over that!). Now, however, I smile slyly and trot out Smith & Wesson’s most recent contribution to the concealed carry market – the M&P...
  • Why isn’t more people using the 20 Gauge for Home Defense?

    08/29/2018 5:40:37 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 112 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/29/2018 | C Baker
    If you can give up a small perceived ballistic advantage and in exchange, get the ability shoot the gun better, that's a worthwhile trade-off. But even so, I don’t usually recommend a 20 gauge shotgun over a 12 gauge for home defense. And not because it isn't powerful enough. It has a lot more to do with the lack of industry support for the 20 gauge. The shotguns you can buy today that are set up for self-defense are almost all based on shotguns used by law enforcement and the military. For the last century or more, almost 100% of...
  • McDonald's employee fired for refusing service to police officer; wife says husband was 'humiliated'

    07/21/2018 12:59:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 21, 2018
    The wife of a Virginia police officer is speaking out about the McDonald’s employee who refused to serve him, but she claims she never wanted the young employee to lose his job. Last week, Officer Scott Naff of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries was denied service by a young McDonald’s drive-thru worker, who took one look at Naff in his uniform and stated, “I ain’t serving no cops.” “My husband, of course, was shocked,” said Cathy Naff during an interview on Friday morning’s edition of “Fox and Friends.” “He said, ‘I’m sorry, what did you say?’ And...
  • vanity: action required

    06/27/2018 8:15:24 AM PDT · by rebel25 · 41 replies
    https://facebook.com ^ | vanity self from facebook
    I seen a post on FB calling for everyone to mail a brick to the DNC on June 30 so it would arrive July 3, they said id only 10 K people did it it would take several trucks to deliver. they also encouraged making a signature necessary. this effort is to cause them headaches for not building the wall. Heck the RNC needs bricks as well i think, i think i'll do both. im sorry if i didn't do this correctly it's like only my second post.
  • Would SCOTUS rule based on Hillary's "Deployables" comments?

    06/26/2018 3:45:17 PM PDT · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 28 replies
    Self
    Do you think the SCOTUS would say: "Look, she thinks that most of the country is worthless. Therefore, this though legal is not valid."
  • The big con: LaVar Ball has made a living off the backs of his children

    11/21/2017 10:37:16 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 33 replies
    LA Times ^ | Nov. 22, 2017 | Bill Plaschke
    Just in time for the holidays, LaVar Ball has been good enough to advise us on one way to obtain a pair of his company’s odd $495 sneakers. Steal them? The father of UCLA freshman basketball player LiAngelo Ball has spent the last week telling the world his son and fellow Bruins Cody Riley and Jalen Hill didn’t really do too much wrong when they were caught shoplifting in three stores during the team’s recent trip to China. They were detained, confined to the country beyond their scheduled departure, released with the help of two presidents, publicly admitted their wrongdoing...
  • Why Do American’s Own So Many Guns?

    10/08/2017 5:45:48 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 99 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 10-8-17 | MOTUS
    Finally, something substantive to move us off the Las Vegas shooting incident that nobody knows nuttin’ about: the Harvey Weinstein disgusting pig-man chronicles. I see that Lanny Davis and Lisa Bloom (Gloria Allred's little Eveready Bunny clone) both resigned today as more sordid stories ooze out. And seriously, how scummy do you have to be to have your own brother blow the lid on the story? Bob Weinstein, the disgruntled co-founder of The Weinstein Company, may have been the mastermind behind an exposé of lurid sex allegations that led to his brother’s humiliating downfall, the sources said. What a charming...
  • Social Security – History – Laws – Entitlements – Abuses – And Why Pay Taxes To A Broken Government?

    07/01/2017 9:52:46 AM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Back before the Industrial Revolution most people were rural, and they lived off the land. Families took care of their aging families. Parents had big farm houses that encompassed not only Mom, Dad, and children, but Grandma and Grandpa were a part of the mix…possibly even Aunt Hilda if she needed a roof over her head. The whole family worked together to make the living. Even little Johnny had his chore of feeding the chickens. His little sister gathered the eggs, and Mama fixed them for breakfast. Meanwhile, Daddy had already gotten up at the crack of dawn to build...
  • 67% Hispanics in U.S. 15 years or more are functionally illiterate

    06/21/2017 5:07:24 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 81 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 21, 2017 | Paul Bedard
    Learning English is a much bigger hurdle for immigrants than earlier believed, with most Hispanics being functional illiterates, even those who have been in the United States for over a decade. A new analysis of immigrants found that 63 percent of Hispanics have a "below basic" understanding of English, making them illiterate. And it doesn't get better if they stay in the U.S. for 15 years. In a shocking finding showing that they haven't tried to learn -- or even had to -- more, 67 percent, of Hispanics don't have English proficiency even after 15 years in America. The Center...
  • About half of Detroit can't read

    03/24/2017 10:39:29 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 76 replies
    BoingBoing ^ | 23 March 2017 | Andrea James
    America's public education system is failing the citizens of Detroit, where the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund reports that 47% of people in Detroit are illiterate. In nearby suburbs, up to one-third are functionally illiterate. The report, titled "Addressing Detroit's Basic Skills Crisis" makes the problem seem as intractible as the Flint water crisis that is about to hit its third anniversary. Director Karen Tyler-Ruiz described that level of illiteracy to WWJ: "Not able to fill out basic forms, for getting a job — those types of basic everyday (things). Reading a prescription; what’s on the bottle, how many you should...
  • It's Little Mystery Why So Many College Students Are Illiterate

    03/29/2016 12:58:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 3-29-16 | Walter Williams
    The American Council of Trustees and Alumni publishes occasional reports on what college students know. Nearly 10 percent of the college graduates surveyed thought Judith Sheindlin, TV's "Judge Judy," is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Less than 20 percent of the college graduates knew the effect of the Emancipation Proclamation. More than a quarter of the college graduates did not know Franklin D. Roosevelt was president during World War II; one-third did not know he was the president who spearheaded the New Deal. But it is little mystery why so many college students are illiterate, innumerate and resistant...
  • A NUCLEAR OPTION WITH BOTH TRUMP AN HILLERY

    03/04/2016 8:58:13 AM PST · by PCPOET7 · 37 replies
    THIS is a VANITY POST I just got up after sleeping on what I saw in the debate. I have fluctuated back and fourth between supporting Trump (I am one of those angry at the republican establishment) and being fearful of what he might bring. after watching the debate and the attacks made by cruze and Rubio on Donald trump I have come to the conclusion that he is dangerous and has to be stopped. Theses are the reasons why; 1. The off the record comments that trump had with the new York times. I think Trump is right about...
  • Merkel’s Germany: Two-Thirds of Syrian Migrants Are Illiterate – Can’t Work

    12/11/2015 10:54:30 AM PST · by amorphous · 45 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10 Dec 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Up to 65 percent of Syrian "refugees" and migrants entering Germany can't read or write which makes it nearly impossible for them to get work.
  • People Have Been Thrown in Prison for the Kinds of Stuff Carly Fiorina Engaged in as Lucent’s CEO

    09/29/2015 6:37:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | September 29, 2015
    While Carly Fiorina has unquestionable debate skills, the more I research her background, the more troubled I become. While it's clear that she is -- politically speaking -- somewhere to the left of Jeb Bush on policy, it is her business record that is most alarming. Let me start with a little history lesson and a company called Lernout & Houspie. Founded in 1987 by two Belgians, L&H went public in 1995 on NASDAQ and operated from U.S. headquarters in Burlington, MA. Specializing in voice recognition software, L&H rode the tech boom to a peak market valuation of $10 billion....
  • Obama makes it official: Chicago will be home to presidential center...(It will be easy to park)

    05/12/2015 2:15:46 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 28 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 05/12/15 | Mark Peters
    President Barack Obama will build his presidential library on Chicago’s South Side, choosing the city where his political career was born after searching for more than a year for a location. The nation’s third-largest city was seen as the front-runner from the start, and although stumbling at points, emerged from a shortlist that included such candidates as New York’s Columbia University, where Obama did his undergraduate studies, and the University of Hawaii, located in the state where Obama was born. “All the strands of my life came together and I really became a man when I moved to Chicago,” Obama...
  • CA Illegal Immigrant at DMV: ‘Nobody’s Passing’ Written Test

    01/04/2015 11:53:34 AM PST · by PROCON · 77 replies
    breitbart ^ | Jan. 3, 2015 | Tony Lee
    Many illegal immigrants at a Northern California DMV reportedly were failing the written exam when applying for driver’s licenses on Friday. Under the AB 60 law that Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed in 2013 and took effect at the start of 2015, illegal immigrants were able to apply for driver’s licenses on Friday. And nearly 1.4 illegal immigrants are expected to apply for licenses in California in the next three years. At a DMV in south Sacramento, Veronica Oropeza, a 28-year-old illegal immigrant who has reportedly been driving without a license for six years, reportedly failed her written exam twice....
  • Coming Soon!.2015 State Of The Union Address.How Will Obama Explain 2014?

    12/30/2014 4:00:33 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 46 replies
    Here we go again!,so what will Obama open up the next SOTU Address with? Record Stock Market & 5.4 Unemployment? We go through this every year. And after each SOTU Address we all discuss and/or make a list of the issues Obama "Forgot To Bring Up".Has he ever brought up the debt? Has he ever brought up the never-ending violence/terrorism in Europe/Africa? Hey! Maybe this time he will bring up Al Sharpton and Bill Deblasio! 2014 should go down in history as the year we were all exposed to never-ending lies and scandals from the left! And this time, It...