Category Archives: Arms and the Citizen

Running to Auschwitz

Here’s an interesting essay from Ray Allen on why he went to Auschwitz. Many people remain unaware of the role of Germany’s civil servants played in carrying out the progressive Final Solution from 1933-1945. From separating communities into ethnic ghettos … Continue reading

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Gun-Day Sunday: It’s National Shooting Sports Month!

YES. Are you zeroed? Is all your gear checked out and verified? How’s your ammo stocking plan? Go forth and do great things. Blast away! I for one intend to take as much as advantage as I can.

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Weapons Wednesday: “The Sling Bow”

This weapon has just been made legal for hunting small game, deer and turkey in Virginia. The great Bill Cochran from the otherwise stupid Roanoke Times had a good article on sling bows the other day, which led me to … Continue reading

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“The Forest Brothers”

Many thanks to the excellent MDL for this tip. (It was also cited, today, at WRSA in another form.) “NATO Reenacts Baltic Guerrilla War”: a synopsis of the extensive anti-Soviet resistance movements in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania that fought on … Continue reading

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(Late) Gun-Day Monday: 5 Best Surplus Rifles Under $500

A brief video to get us in the mood for Independence Day. It’s about two years old but still holds up. Those would not have been my five, exactly– what gives with the French rifle??– but you know I love … Continue reading

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Gun-Day Monday: “The Most Armed Man in America”

F A S C I N A T I N G  article on a guy in Colorado named Mel Bernstein. Mel Bernstein – known as the Dragon Man – has earned the title the ‘most armed man in the US’ … Continue reading

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Gun-Day Sunday: Farnam on “Less Than Optimal”

Mr F’s latest quip, and him at his best: When I start a tactical drill, I look at a student and say, “Go!” Students are expected to instantly spring into action, get moving, devise a plan on the run, and … Continue reading

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