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The Kennedys and Connallys motorcade seconds before the assination

Did the Carcano Change History and Kill President Kennedy?

Fifty years ago today, the United States suffered the loss the 35th U.S. President, John F. Kennedy. Since that time, the event has been the subject of thousands of movies, books, documents and articles. Major events often spawn conspiracy theories and Kennedy’s assassination is no exception; in fact, it could be reasonably argued that it is the king of all conspiracy theories.

Orange logo with hand holding a revolver and Obamacar logo in center of gun barrel

Should We be Thanking President Obama for the Latest Gun Control Defeat?

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Cheaper Than Dirt! Inc., its employees or management. Analysis performed within this article are only examples and for informational purposes intended to promote an open exchange of information. Publication of any assertions made within this article or analysis are solely those of the author and in no way should be construed to reflect the position or policy of Cheaper Than Dirt!

Chalk one up for the Second Amendment and pass the ammo! It’s time to celebrate. Well, that may be a bit of an overstatement, but the pro Second Amendment supporters can claim another victory.

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A Prepper Gift List for the Non-Prepper

I know, I hate the holiday gift lists that come out too early too. However, preppers by their very nature get things done early. So, I decided to put together my own spin on a holiday shopping list for your favorite prepper. In doing so, I left off many of the obvious choices that preppers, hikers, hunters and general outdoors people already own or make such as batteries, compasses and fire starters.

So what do you get that prepper on your gift list that they might not already have?

Soldier saluting the flag

The Eleventh Hour, of the Eleventh Day, of the Eleventh Month…

The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month–that was when the armistice ending the hostilities of World War I was signed. Although the Treaty of Versailles would not be signed for many more months, we still recognize 11/11 as the day to honor all those served before WWI, during WWI and although it was believed to be the war end all wars, those who would later serve.

Doe Run Lead Smelting Facility

Is the Future of Lead Ammunition Doomed?

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The headline could read: “Last U.S. Lead Smelter Closes Due to Obama and EPA Regulations.”

Firearm enthusiasts suddenly understood the U.S. Army’s new found obsession with lead-free ammunition and blogs published everywhere proselytizing the link between the shutdown and gun control.

Rare U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1875 Officer's Model Trapdoor Rifle, Late Type II

The History of the Springfield Trapdoor

In terms of American military long arms, very little attention is given to a predecessor of the much-heralded M1903 and M1 Garand, the Springfield Trapdoor. Produced for over 20 years, the Springfield Trapdoor experienced many changes throughout its life. The rifle would take its place in history just after the Civil War—despite the justifiable hesitation of many military personnel who were all too aware of the superiority of repeaters and magazine fed rifles.

Open Carry

Should We be Confronting Law Enforcement Over Open Carry?

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Recently it seems the floodgates have opened. A new day means a new video where civilians and law enforcement are clashing over open carry. I have mixed feelings over these encounters. I am completely in the corner of citizens exercising their Constitutional rights to the fullest. After all, that is why they are called rights and not privileges.

Suppressed Mac-10

Obama’s Assault on NFA Owners

Well, it all starts with a bunch of finger pointing and gun owners as the ultimate losers. President Obama recently saw fit to pass an Executive Action targeting National Firearms Act (NFA) trust and corporate transfers citing that it would close some gaping hole whereby hoards of individuals were illegally skirting the law and obtaining Class III weapons.

Tactical medicine scenarios with medics, instructors and victims

Wounded, Alone, but not Helpless

Whether you’re alone in a remote location, pumping gas past the hours of normal street traffic or dropping the kids off at school, everyone runs the risk of being a first responder. It may be your best friend, a loved one at a gas station…or it could be you.

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Operation Bows And Heroes — Moonlight Fund

There are certainly more worthy organizations looking to provide support to our returning wounded heroes than I have money to support. I wish I could give to them all, but that is impossible, so like many others, I have to pick and choose—especially with the economy the way it has been.