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.
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.
For many of us, a new set of brakes is an untimely, yet manageable, expense. Hospital bills are few and far between, and a satisfying meal is just another commodity we take for granted. However, for the millions of families with special needs children, allocating money for these necessities and a few luxuries is not always an option.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Domestic violence is no joke and those convicted of domestic violence crimes can be banned from ever owning a firearm. For firearm enthusiasts and legal scholars alike, the problem comes not in the crime, but in the definition of the crime.
“The world is just getting crazier by the day.”When a friend recently made that statement at a group event, it rang true to everyone in the room. The discussion first swayed toward politics, then quickly developed into a full-blown prepper discussion.
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.
President Obama has once again targeted legal gun owners with his latest Executive Action by targeting the importation of what he referred to as “military grade” weapons. The Executive Action bars the importation of military-grade weapons sold or donated to allies by private entities.
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.
“Fresh, Historic, and Rare” is the potent combination of words Rock Island Auction Company owner and president Patrick Hogan has used to describe the RIAC upcoming September Premiere Firearms Auction.
Ideology is a strong motivator, but so is the bottom line—profits. Businesses have to protect profits; it is the very lifeblood that