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28 Oct 20 “What decent philosopher was ever an appeaser? The former is a rare catch among the multitudes of modern opinionists. His role is to be one who loves truth. That is a place where his love for humanity is more powerful than his love for a lot of hot air about ‘empowering humanity’” Criss Jami Life in France: For […]

Happy St Crispin’s Day!

25 Oct 20 St Crispin’s Day! Two early Christian brothers, Crispin and Crispinian, were martyred for their faith in Gaul (France) by the local Roman governor (Rictiovarus) somewhere around 286AD. At the time, Roman Emperor Diocletian in particular, well aware of Rome’s decline under his watch, was anxious to revive the Empire’s previous glory by restoring ecumenical veneration […]

Mob Violence!

21 Oct 20 “When politicians attempt to rationalize violence, the problem worsens.” John Conyers Democrats are reverting to their Marxist roots! Openly sanctioned (by Democrats) political violence is now a daily reality in America. ANTIFA and BLM gangs, empowered and enabled by Democrat/Marxist politicians and their ever-loyal media cheerleaders, are virtually unconstrained throughout the streets of America’s metro areas, […]

Day of Hunting!

20 Oct 20 Big Game Hunting in OH! Vicki and I went big-game hunting at Shawnee Ridge (OH) today. I stalked and finally got a broadside shot at a one-hundred-pound Red Iranian Ram. Range was 50m. He was mixed-in with a half-dozen other animals, all slowly moving among thick woods in the same direction. I was able to thread my […]

Mas and Marty Hit a Home run!

18 Oct 20 Mas Ayoob and Marty Hayes hit a home run! My friends, colleagues, and fellow ACLDN Board Members, Mas Ayoob and Marty Hayes, have produced an excellent video on the subject of strategies for effectively dealing with mob violence. You can see it at: This is a hot topic right now, and surely will continue to be […]


16 Oct 20 “How can a free citizen resist aggression without equal force? How can a truly ‘free state’ exist when citizens are enslaved to the forceful will of individual or organized criminals?” Tiffany Madison Sleepy Joe said yesterday in an “only-friendly-question-allowed” interview during a “Town Hall Meeting,” hosted by ABC (which is, of course, little more than a […]

No Joy in NYC!

14 Oct 20 “Re-imagining” Policing! “‘It was a mistake,’ you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you.” David Levithan NYPD’s “Chief” has officially caved-in, on behalf of his entire Department (the formally world-renowned NYPD), to the latest, futile attempt to appease hectoring harpies of the left who are encouraged and […]

Page 47

12 Oct 20 Let’s all enjoy page 47 of the 2020 DNC Platform: “Democrats will ban the manufacture and sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. We will incentivize states to enact licensing requirements for owning firearms and extreme-risk-protection-order laws that allow courts to temporarily remove guns from the possession of those who are a danger to themselves […]


9 Oct 20 A Democrat Minneapolis City Councilman addressing citizens concerns with skyrocketing violence there, yesterday: “There’s a real impatience to get a real process going around community engagement to really get to a vision of what public safety looks like that’s going to work for everybody, and I think it’s such critical work.” Councilman Steve Fletcher After patiently […]

Our Rights are not safe, so long as Democrats can “redefine them away!”

7 Oct 20 “Between the Restoration and the Glorious Revolution, the Stuart Kings (Charles II and James II) succeeded in using select militias loyal to them to suppress political dissidents, in part by disarming their opponents.  Under the auspices of the 1671 ‘Game Act,’ for example, Catholic James II ordered general disarmament of homes of his […]

“A Rusty Rod”

6 Oct 20 Issues with serious rifles: At a recent DTI Urban Rifle course in TX, a student’s suppressor-equipped M4 started having trigger problems. The trigger would occasionally stick to the rear and refuse to reset. Nothing seemed amiss when we initially examined the trigger sump. However, in bright sunlight we could see “gunk” on the trigger and trigger […]


30 Sept 20 DOD is not only afraid of guns. They’re afraid of coyotes! Dating from WWII, Camp Lejeune in NC (named after John A Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps) consumes 250 square miles of NC coastline and includes many lakes and waterways. Camp Lejeune has its own Fish and Game Department, and DOD personnel […]

Cars and Riots!

29 Sept 20 Cars and Rioters: For one, I haven’t seen BLM, nor ANTIFA, involved in a single “peaceful protest.” All have turned violent, by design, more or less instantly! We’ve seen several incidents of throngs of violent rioters surrounding vehicles whose occupants accidentally wandered into the riot. We’ve subsequently seen that stationary cars provide scant protection for their […]


25 Sept 20 Fate of the Unarmed! “Who carried materials did their work with one hand, and held a weapon in the other, and each of the builders wore his sword at his side as he worked.” Nehemiah 4:16-18 In the UK (London), a long-serving police officer, who was unarmed, was murdered via gunfire yesterday. A suspect in custody, who […]

More Laws!

23 Sept 20 More Laws? The more corrupt the State, the more numerous the laws! Seneca, the Younger In the wake of the Brianna Taylor grand jury verdict today, and predictable riots that are just now fulminating, leftists (Democrats) are, as always, insisting that instant criminal charges against people who actually work for a living are always the only […]

Commercial Air Travel

22 Sept 20Commercial Air TravelI just completed a trip via commercial air (SW Airlines) to and from MDW (Midway Airport, Chicago) with my usual complement of gear. At MDW, they don’t have an X-ray machine, so all luggage is detail-inspected, manually!There was no issue with any of my equipment, and my luggage all went through […]


18 Sept 20 “When one person makes an accusation, check to be sure he himself is not the guilty one. Sometimes it is those whose case is weak who make the most clamor.” Piers Anthony The new “Witchcraft” 430 years ago, my ancestors in present-day MA, when they wanted a annoying political opponent done away with, would simply accuse him […]


18 Sept 20 ACLDN’s main Web Page is at:  The one listed in yesterday’s Quip is a development site and doesn’t work as well. Sorry for the gaffe! /John

“Innocent Until Proven Indigent!”

17 Sept 20 ACLDN With the current scramble to acquire progressively harder-to-find guns and ammunition suitable for self-defense, many among the naive assume that the only fight that matters is the first one they have in defense of their lives. Yet, the next “fight for your life” will be in the courtroom (criminal, civil, administrative, […]

Serious Rifles!

16 Sept 20  Serious Rifles!  Alex Robinson, CEO of Robinson Armament of SLC, UT, manufacturers of the wonderful RA/XCR Rifle, just informed me that a shipment of XCRs, bound for Canada, had been returned.  This is due to Canada’s recent universal banning of just about all autoloading rifles. The ban is being opposed in court, […]