It’s not about the children – it’s about the state of the world

The concerted, all-out media and left-wing and progressive onslaught against the present Administration’s practice of separating newly-arrested parents from their children is nothing less than hypocrisy.  Precisely the same policy was followed by the Obama administration, and before it by the Bush administration.  It’s nothing new.  It’s simply being used as a convenient emotional rallying cry by the forces arrayed against President Trump, who are determined to remove him at any cost. However, it’s also symptomatic of an underlying reality that not only won’t go away – it’s going to get worse.  That reality is the state of the world

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An almost ideal home/family defense weapon

For years, my recommendation for a basic, simple home and family defense firearm, for those who are not able or willing to undergo the training necessary to make best use of a different weapon, has been a 20ga. youth-model shotgun.  I discussed it in some depth in this article. However, a new arrival on the firearms scene has led me to update that recommendation.  Ruger introduced its PC9 carbine some months ago, and it’s been selling like hot cakes – so much so that it’s very difficult to get hold of one.  Most gunshops can’t keep them on the shelves. 

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It’s been a bad week for armed robbers . . .

. . . because sometimes their victims are armed, too. 1.  Jacksonville police: Man takes cash register from Walmart, tries to carjack 2 people at knifepoint A man was arrested Friday after he took a cash register drawer from the Walmart at River City Marketplace and then tried to carjack two people at knifepoint. . . . A witness saw Hill get into a silver Ford SUV, but it did not appear to start, so he got out and ran. Police said Hill approached a man who was sitting in the parking lot near Supercuts. Hill asked the man for a

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Not quite accurate, but a good meme nonetheless

Received via e-mail, origin unknown (clickit to biggit): Silly, perhaps, but then, so are most of the rationales advanced for gun control.  They won’t succeed in stopping criminal violence, or even in reducing it much.  Case in point:  “moped crime” in London.  Armed individuals would go a long way towards reducing that type of crime, I reckon.  Certainly, nothing else is working! Peter

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Another toddler injured by excessive police use of force

Regular readers will remember my outrage at the critical injuries inflicted on two-year-old Bounkham “Bou Bou” Phonesavanh by a SWAT raid in 2014, and the unbelievably inept, stupid, crass, dictatorial response of the Haversham county sheriff to the incident. Now it’s happened again. LAKELAND, FL (WFLA) – A 2-year-old child was burned by a flash-distraction device when Lakeland Police Department SWAT team members executed a search warrant on a home known for continuous drug activity on Thursday. . . . Officers entered the home and cleared the room, not seeing anyone inside. The small room was cluttered with clothing and

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The Tommy Robinson affair: a tangled web of politics, culture, religion, race and law

It seems that many so-called “alt-right” individuals, groups and sources are trying to paint the arrest of Tommy Robinson in England last week as an attack on the right of free speech in formerly Great Britain.  I’m not convinced. The bare facts of the matter are well-known.  Mr. Robinson (who has a not inconsiderable prior arrest and conviction record) last year tried to film, and publicly challenge, Muslim defendants in a rape trial. Tommy Robinson, who appeared under his real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, had arrived at Canterbury Crown Court as evidence was still being given. Claiming to work for the

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Is criminal violence in America’s largest cities being deliberately under-reported?

I’m more and more getting the impression that it is.  It’s not just that police departments are under political pressure to under-report crime, or wrongly classify more serious offenses under less serious codes:  it’s that the news media, nominally independent, are nevertheless deliberately under-reporting the crime situation as well, if not completely ignoring it, in blatant support of an ideological agenda. An excellent example was provided in Chicago over the Memorial Day weekend.  The news media were largely silent about an epidemic of mob violence in one of the city’s premier shopping districts, particularly because it apparently involved “youths” of

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Courage, good tactics and gun-handling save a motorist

Courtesy of FerFAL, we find this video of an off-duty Argentinian policeman who was attacked by three armed muggers as he pulled his car into his garage one evening.  Despite being outnumbered by three men carrying firearms, he waited for the right moment, then pulled his own gun and killed two of them, critically injuring the third. Google Translate renders the Spanish video description as follows: Two criminals were killed and another was seriously wounded during an attack on a policeman on Thursday night at Isidro Casanova, La Matanza party. The incident occurred around 20.30 on the street Acassuso to

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Yes, I’m a prophet again . . . used car edition

Last year I warned readers about the dangers of unwittingly buying a flood-damaged car, in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.  It looks like the problem is still very real.  Old NFO passed the word that the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has just issued this warning (link is to an Adobe Acrobat file in .PDF format): More than eight months after Hurricane Harvey damaged an estimated 500,000 cars and trucks, Texans are still at risk of unknowingly purchasing flood-damaged vehicles. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) is urging Texans to do their research before buying a new or used

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“How Democracies End: A Bureaucratic Whimper”

That’s the title of an article by Victor Davis Hanson.  It’s powerful stuff, and well worth reading in full.  Here’s an excerpt. We are all worried, on occasion, by nationalist and anti-democratic movements abroad in former democratic countries. We all sometimes wish Donald Trump would ignore personal spats and curb his tweeting and thus let his considerable accomplishments speak for themselves. But that said, the current and chief threats to Western constitutional government are not originating from loud right-wing populists in Eastern Europe, or from Trump wailing like Ajax about the rigged deep state. Rather, the threat to our civil

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