Monthly Archives: December 2020

Tammany Hall!

26 Dec 20   “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be ‘led to safety’) by menacing it with an endless series of ‘hobgoblins,’ all of them imaginary.”   HL Mencken   Tammany Hall Returns!   In NYC, over 9k applications for gun permits have been […]

Rifle Reloading!

22 Dec 20   24 Sept 1914, during WWI, on the Four-de-Paris road, then Lieutenant Erwin Rommel gives this account:   “Once again we rushed the enemy in the bushes ahead of us. A little group of my former recruits came with me through the underbrush. Again the enemy fired madly. Finally, scarcely twenty paces […]

US Marines and the US Mail

19 Dec 20   “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.   Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.   Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a Proverb!   Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.   Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. […]

Guns Break!

18 Dec 20   “Why should we look to the past in order to prepare for the future? Because there is nowhere else to look.”   James Burke   M4 Adventures!   This from an active LEO, student, and Instructor:   Yesterday I cleaned my eleven-year-old, department-issued Bushmaster M4.   At this point, it has […]


17 Dec 20   Tank History:   In an effort to finally break the never-ending stalemate of WWI trench warfare, the British secretly brought-in heavy armored plating from shipyards around the world, powerful engines of farming equipment, and a tracked wheel system, patented in 1910 by a California company under the trade-name, “Caterpillar”.   Combined […]

Rotting NYC!

14 Dec 20   NYC’s criminal shooting episodes are exploding, as even NYPD Chief Shea sheepishly admits!   This, despite the fact that for an honest citizen, with no criminal record, to legally purchase and keep a serious gun in NYC is nearly impossible, that is absent high-level political connections!   Yet simultaneously, criminals arrested […]

A self-declared “Special Class of Citizens,” a new class of slave-owners!

8 Dec 20   “Judicial systems that enforce inequality as law are tools of subjugation.”   Wayne Gerard Trotman   Making our guns “inaccessible!”   Dublin, CA, an SF suburb, has just passed a local ordinance requiring all gun owners to make their guns inaccessible and utterly unusable in any timely manner in their own […]


7 Dec 20   ET CETME/L   I have a copy of Marcolmar’s ET CETME/L Rifle w/telescoping stock, and I’ve been traveling with, and shooting it, for the past few weeks. It’s in 5.56×45 (223) and uses standard, STANAG magazines.   (“STANAG” stands for NATO’s “Standardization Agreement,” of 2007, which provides for interoperability within NATO […]