Boar Down!

Herschel Smith · 30 Oct 2022 · 9 Comments

Readers may have noticed I was absent the last several days.  It was a good time away.  A very good buddy and neighbor of mine, Robert, and I went hunting courtesy of the fine folks with Williams Hunting in South Carolina. I was shooting a 6mm ARC rifle with a Grendel Hunter upper, Aero Precision lower, Amend2 magazines, Brownells scope mount, Radian Raptor charging handle, Nikon Black scope, and a Viking Tactics sling.  I have no complaints about the gun.  It's at least a 1 MOA gun…… [read more]

Field & Stream Picks The Best Waterfowl Shotgun

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 4 months ago

It’s a very long article with pros and cons on each of the many guns they tested.  The Beretta A400 Xtreme Plus was the winner.

Wrong Home Raid By U.S. Marshals

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 4 months ago

Report from Florida.

TAMPA (WFLA) – A young Bradenton mother says she was in fear when she looked at her Ring App and saw armed men at her door.

Kada Staples says the men had their weapons pointed at her door and when she said hello, they ordered her to come out and said “we know he’s in there”.

The armed men were U.S. Marshals. Staples believes they were looking for a murder suspect, but they had the wrong apartment. At the time she opened her door and still didn’t understand what was going on.

“I cracked the door open and they pushed the door open and pushed me and my baby out of the way. They are holding us at gunpoint, screaming, there is a gun about a foot away from her face, ” said Staples as she held her three-month-old baby.

She said the U.S. Marshals kept saying,” We know Jamar is in there.”

“With that, they run in my apartment. There’s probably 6 or 7 of them out there with guns. 3 or 4 of them run into my apartment and are running around. They are still yelling at me that I’m lying,” said Staples.

She says she had been napping with her infant and was the only one inside when the Marshals soon realized their mistake.

“Then one of the guys in the hallway is like, wait, this is apartment and then said my apartment number and then kind of repeated it again and then they ran out and said, that’s the wrong apartment,” said Staples.

She says the Marshals left, but never even apologized for their actions or their mistake.

“No sorry, no nothing, they tell me, you’re good and another one said you’re fine,” said Staples.

She says when she called the U.S. Marshals Service to ask why officers had entered her apartment, she asked if they could provide a mental health counselor to help her deal with the anxiety brought on by the event.

She says a man on the phone told her to take melatonin and “get over it.”

In the end it would have been better if a U.S. Marshal had been shot and the homeowner exonerated of any wrongdoing.  It’s the only thing that will convince law enforcement that they simply can’t do this sort of thing.  That way, lives will be saved and everyone will be safer.

Covid Vaccine Reports

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 4 months ago

Both of these come from WRSA but in case you haven’t seen them, here they are.  Then there is an anecdote at the end.

British report from Vox Day.

An investigation of official ONS data has revealed that since the Covid-19 vaccine was offered and administered to kids in England and Wales there has been a 89% rise in deaths among male children against the five-year-average, with the most recent week seeing an increase as high as 200%.

The UK’s Medicine and Healthcare product Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have openly admitted that they suspect myocarditis and pericarditis are potential side effects of the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines, especially among young males. A suspicion that has been strong enough for the UK Medicine Regulator to officially add warnings about myocarditis and pericarditis to the safety labels of the Covid-19 vaccines.

From a writer at substack.

So, we’re finally getting the “hospital crisis” that so many covidians have been clamoring for. there’s only one eensy weensy pequeño problema: it’s not from covid.

THIS piece from NPR is incredibly telling. they lay out quite a lot of evidence that we have set our own house on fire, but fail to connect the dots. they ascribe iffy explanations devoid of substantiation and fail to explore the etiology of this situation. (which, frankly, looks REALLY interesting) so let’s dig in.

Inside the emergency department at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Mich., staff members are struggling to care for patients who are showing up much sicker than they’ve ever seen.

Tiffani Dusang, the emergency room’s nursing director, practically vibrates with pent-up anxiety, looking at all the patients lying on a long line of stretchers pushed up against the beige walls of the hospital’s hallways. “It’s hard to watch,” she says in her warm Texan twang.

But there’s nothing she can do. The ER’s 72 rooms are already filled.

“I always feel very, very bad when I walk down the hallway and see that people are in pain or needing to sleep or needing quiet. But they have to be in the hallway with, as you can see, 10 or 15 people walking by every minute.”

It’s a stark contrast to where this emergency department — and thousands others — were at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Except for initial hot spots like New York City, many ERs across the U.S. were often eerily empty in the spring of 2020. Terrified of contracting COVID-19, people who were sick with other things did their best to stay away from hospitals. Visits to emergency departments dropped to half their normal levels, according to the Epic Health Research Network, and didn’t fully rebound until the summer of 2021.

But now, they’re too full. Even in parts of the country where COVID-19 isn’t overwhelming the health system, patients are showing up to the ER sicker than they were before the pandemic, their diseases more advanced and in need of more complicated care.

I wish I could relay a personal report from a medical provider in the area, but the information cannot be shared at the moment.  Suffice it to say that massive internal hematoma, retroperitoneal hemorrhaging and intraabdominal hematomas are the order of the day, and not with folks who are on blood thinners or who have any other morbidities.

Expect this to increase with time.

Our Gun Rights Are God Given

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 5 months ago

Jeff Knox at Ammoland.

But then Clement says this: “The state takes its revisionism so far as to claim there is no example in all Anglo American history of the carry rights petitioners seek. In fact, at least 43 states allow just that, while, as in Heller, only a few jurisdictions follow New York’s lead of presumptively denying a right that the Constitution guarantees to all…”

My complaint is that, if indeed “the Constitution guarantees to all,” this right, (which should be acknowledged to preexist the Constitution), then exercise of the right is not something which any state does, or can, “allow.” Those 43 states do not “allow” the exercise of the right to carry a handgun outside the home for self-defense. They recognize the right. They honor the right. They have laws that specifically avoid infringing on the right. But they most certainly don’t “allow” the exercise of the right.

[ … ]

I believe Clement received more credit in that case than was really due him though, as the case was built and brought by the Second Amendment Foundation, and argued by Alan Gura, who was also the lead attorney for Heller. In the eleventh hour, the NRA petitioned for and received permission to join the McDonald case, and the 30 minutes for oral arguments was divided down the middle. With Gura first arguing that the Court should apply the Second Amendment to the states under a proper reading of the 13th Amendment, correcting over a century of bad precedents going back to the post-Civil War Court. Clement, in his turn, argued the more conservative line, calling for the Court to apply the Second Amendment as a fundamental right under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Because the Court chose to go with Clement’s remedy, rather than Gura’s, Clement was the one who got much of the credit, with some claiming that he “rescued” the case from Gura. I think that’s too generous to Clement, and far too dismissive of Gura. McDonald, like Heller, was Gura’s case. He put it together, led it through the courts, and convinced the Supreme Court to grant certiorari and hear the case. His push for the Court to reverse precedents, which virtually all constitutional scholars agree are erroneous and flawed, was worth trying. Gura knew that it was a long shot, so he had always taken a dual-pronged approach, arguing that the Court could either apply the Second Amendment to the states via a correct reading of the Thirteenth Amendment. Or they could take the less drastic route of accomplishing the same thing via the “incorporation doctrine” and the Fourteenth Amendment. Had the NRA and Clement not joined the case, Gura would certainly have argued both options during oral arguments – as he did in his briefs – and the Court would have reached the same conclusion they eventually did, via the “incorporation doctrine.”

Every time I’ve written on the Heller case, I’ve said it was a weak decision.  And I’ve always been right.  Now, this does not exonerate the idiots who wrote it for writing it the way they did (leaving open the question of whether the constitution recognizes the right to bear arms outside the home).  In fact it’s worse than that.  The Heller decision was a tip of the hat to the pampered beltway elitists and chattering class.

Heller offers a Second Amendment cleaned up so that it can safely be brought into the homes of affluent Washington suburbanites who would never dream of resistance-they have too much sunk into the system–but who might own a gun to protect themselves from the private dangers that, they believe, stalk around their doors at night. Scalia commonly touts his own judicial courage, his willingness to read the Constitution as it stands and let the chips fall where they may. But Heller is noteworthy for its cowardice.

So the Supreme Court bears blame, but then so does the lawyer who argued the way he did (Clement).  Rights come from the Almighty.  Any failure to ensconce our duties and rights clearly in His law-word insults the creator of the universe.

Ironically, I was just reading this discussion thread at reddit/Firearms where so-called Fudds are lampooned for their positions, e.g., “You guys with your AR-15s are always pushing things.  You’re going to make us all lose our rights.”  Listen. coward.  Your rights come from God, not man.  You cannot lose what God has granted.

All aspects and manifestations of God’s economy – Family, Church and State – must bend the knee to King Jesus, or they will not survive.  They will perish from the earth, and then suffer in eternity.

Covid Deaths Over The Last Two Weeks

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 5 months ago

Source.  Notice anything interesting?

Perhaps this, yes?

Brought To You By Pfizer

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 5 months ago

Watch until the end.  Very telling.

308 Versus 223 At 1090 Yards

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 5 months ago

The post title is correct.  That’s good shooting by both of them.

Of course, she’s shooting a very nice 223 rifle (SAKO) with a very long barrel (24″) along with a heavy bullet (80.5 grain Berger).  But still, that’s good shooting and a great job of taking the 223 out that far.

PanFaWar Conditions

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 5 months ago

Michael Yon on the Pandemic-Famine-War conditions.

China has shut down Magnesium smelters to save electricity during their energy crunch.

Without Magnesium, there is no Aluminum.  We are weeks away from shutting down.

87% of Magnesium comes from China, because it is impossible to build a new smelter in the EU, USA or Canada.

Yea, I know.

This affects everything from AR-15 lowers to automobiles.

Prepare for a time of dearth and scarcity in everything from machinery and repair parts to food.  But you knew that already.

Anthony Fauci: Satan’s Bag Man

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 5 months ago

Via Legal Insurrection.

Funded, of course, by the NIAID.  Nice job, jerk.

Further information.

According to the White Coat Waste Project, the Food and Drug Administration does not require drugs to be tested on dogs, so the group is asking why the need for such testing.

White Coat Waste claims that 44 beagle puppies were used in a Tunisia, North Africa, laboratory, and some of the dogs had their vocal cords removed, allegedly so scientists could work without incessant barking.

Bah, who needs legal requirements for torture when it’s so much fun?

Babylon Bee notes Fauci’s response.

“Puppy torture is science,” said Fauci angrily. “So is grafting baby scalps onto lab mice and engineering viruses that kill millions! I AM SCIENCE! I AM GOD!!!” Fauci then threw back his head and laughed maniacally at the sky.

Fauci insisted that his experiments are “super important”, and “real science.” He also defended some of his other experiments, such as the “Kitten Drowning Experiment”, the “Orphan Punching Experiment”, and the “Piranha Kiddie Pool Experiment.”

Remember boys and girls, Fauci is the one who wants you to wear masks and take the Vax.  He’s even confident that the Vax will be ready for kids aged 5-11 by November.

Josef Mengele would be proud to have known him.

The C-Clamp AR-15 Grip

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 5 months ago

Mike Gover discusses it.  While I like that he mentioned Kyle Lamb, I was under the impression from prior reading that the specops guys had essentially learned that grip from the gaming community, and then passed it down through the ranks.  Someone can correct me if I’m wrong.

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