In Guns Across the Border: How and Why the U.S. Government Smuggled Guns into Mexico, author Mike Detty documents how the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) ran a series of “gun walking” sting operations that failed to stop Mexican gun smuggling cartels — and even aided the cartels’ efforts.
Something happened to me a week ago that has only happened one time before in my life. I lost a deer. Not only that, but it was a really nice deer. I can feel good in the fact that the loss was not my fault, but rather the complete malfunction of a mechanical broadhead-tipped arrow shot from a crossbow.
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.
In January 2008, a Utah couple Thomas and Tamitha Garner, along with their dog Medusa, set out for a drive in a remote area of Southwest Utah to photograph wild horses in Modena Canyon. Before heading out, they alerted family members of their plans and stopped in Panaca, Nevada for gas and two boxes of granola bars.
Washington Times columnist Emily Miller gained national attention for her “Emily Gets Her Gun” series in the Times, and in her new book, Emily Gets Her Gun: …But Obama Wants to Take Yours, she details the wrenching step-by-step process she had to work through in Washington, D.C., to finally get a gun she wanted for self protection. Four months of jumping through regulatory hoops and $435 in fees later, she was able to purchase a basic black SIG Sauer P229.
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.
If you had one week to prepare for a major disaster, what would you do? Would you buy food, water and batteries? Or would you make a plan to get out of Dodge?
Fifteen gallons of water? Check!
Three cases of MREs? Check!
Packed bug-out bag? Check!
As someone with a survivalist mindset, you believe you have all the gear you need to survive an emergency or disaster.
Gail Martin — if you have ever shot a bow, it is likely that Gail Martin had a hand in its design. Perhaps directly, more likely at least an influence, but a hand in your equipment’s design nonetheless. Gail was a man who loved archery with such a passion, that he retained an active role in Martin Archery until very recently. Unfortunately, the archery industry lost an icon on July 21, 2013 when Gail passed at the age of 93.
On the night of Wednesday, May 15, 2013, an EF-4 tornado ripped through the North Texas town of Granbury, killing six people and injuring many more. That same night, I was driving home from running errands 72 miles away in Dallas. As I was entering downtown, my passenger exclaimed, “Look at that weird car! What is that?” I glanced over to see a car pulling off the highway that appeared to be the Tornado Intercept Vehicle from Discovery Channel’s television show Storm Chasers. Being fully aware these professional guys know more about tornadoes and severe weather than I do, should I have pulled over as well or kept driving?
We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.
~ Moina Michael
Shining examples such as Amanda Furrer need our support. Athletes are dedicating their time and money to promoting the shooting sports in a positive light and keeping the American Flag at the top of the podium. Please do what you can to support their efforts.
Despite the fact Browning Firearms was officially founded in 1927 by son John Moses Browning the actual beginnings of the legendary gun-making dynasty dates back even further, to 1852. That is when John’s father Jonathan Browning began making firearms.
I’m going to tell you a true story, but to protect my friend’s privacy and OPSEC—as all good preppers should do—I’m going to remain as anonymous as possible. I’m telling you because I believe in helping people and I like to imagine a world after SHTF where we help each other rather than hinder each other, so here it goes…
I am a firm supporter of our troops. That includes returning veterans, wounded or not, and the troops deployed. I have given to, or worked with, many nonprofits.
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A coworker once described me as so patriotic that all I lacked was a trail of fireworks shooting out of my bum. I served six years on active duty, three tours during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. I can give a firsthand account of the sight and smells during the aftermath of the Turkey Shoot or the feeling of being on the first ship to enter the Gulf after Saddam invaded Kuwait. Today, I am a bit longer in the tooth, but no less patriotic.
At a recent behind the scenes tour of the Rock Island Auction Company, my guide was called away and I was handed off to the nearest employee. I found out that working for IT may not be the most exciting job, but it has its perks when you work at RIAC. “I was walking through the back one day and came across something I had never seen. It was a small gun with a spike to stick into the ground. It also had a ring on a short chain that activated the trigger. I figured you were supposed to tie a string or something to the ring.