Quote of the Day: We’re From the Government and We’re Here to Help

“As the politics of hatred and fear continue to fuel violence in our communities, it’s urgent we help ensure safety.” – Senator Daniel Squadron (D-Manhattan) in New York State senator seeks…

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New York Times’ Francis X. Clines vs. NRA’s Dana Loesch: It’s on!

The video above is NRA Commentator Dana Loesch’s second video attacking The New York Times, in no uncertain terms. (Click here to watch her opening salvo.) Like most NRA TV videos, Loesch’s lashing…

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Taurus USA Renews Gold Sponorship for the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation

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Taurus logoMIAMI, Fla. -(Ammoland.com)- Taurus USA announces the renewal of its Gold Sponsorship of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation – Voice of the American Sportman.

The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation works closely with Congress, Governors, and State Legislatures to improve access to public lands for outdoor recreation, as well as ensures protection and advances hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping.

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Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation

The foundation has built valuable relationships with elected officials and continues to bridge the gap between outdoor enthusiasts and legislation to further improve land and rights for every outdoor sportsman.

“Taurus USA has been very helpful to the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation over the years and appreciates the renewed support in 2017. The Gold sponsorship Taurus USA gives, enables the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation to grow the foundation and put boots on the ground to fight issues important to Taurus USA and its consumers,” says Corporate Relations Director for the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, Philip Hoon.

“Taurus USA is in a new era as a company and is fighting harder each day to provide value to our customers. Supporting important freedoms such as our right to carry, hunt, fish and other outdoor recreations is just another way we are working behind the scenes for our customers”, comments Vince Abrams, Taurus USA’s Senior Marketing Manager.

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Taurus USA continues to evolve and produce revolutionary new products. In addition, new standards for quality and efficiency have helped deliver reliable and affordable guns to the market.

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Open Carrying Muslim Arrested After Streaming Threats To Conference

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A Muslim man in South Dakota who was politely asked to leave a conference for open carrying a handgun in violation of venue rules is now in trouble after streaming alleged threats against the public.

Authorities say a South Dakota man who was asked to leave an anti-Islam event is facing a felony charge after he livestreamed himself brandishing weapons and making threats to the public.

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Lincoln County State’s Attorney Tom Wollman said Friday that 45-year-old Ehab Abdulmutta Jaber of Sioux Falls has been charged with one count of terrorist threats.

Authorities say Jaber was escorted out of the event April 9 after he was observed filming on his cellphone and carrying a pistol. Officials say he was later found to be streaming threats to the public and brandishing guns and ammunition.

I’m not sure that the felony charge of making terrorist threats is going to stick if Jaber has a halfway decent attorney. Watch the video for yourself.

While Jaber does pull out several firearms to display to the camera and says “be scared” several times, he does not appear to actually be threatening anyone. He instead appears to have been frustrated at being asked to leave the conference for open carrying, and was merely venting his frustration. He appears to be attempting to show that if he had ill intentions towards the conference that he would have actually used the rifles and pistols he had in his car, not the open-carried pistol on his hip or the concealed handgun on his ankle.

Jaber never made what I would consider specific threats, and did not appear to attempt to intimidate anyone.

I strongly suspect that the methamphetamine allegedly recovered when police raided his home, however, is likely to lead to charges that may stick.

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Turkey Hunting Strategy For The Warm Weather Hunter

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I have been looking forward to writing this article about turkey hunting for quite some time.  Growing up in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania and in the Ozark Mountain in Missouri, deer hunting is a bit of a given.  Once I got to be about 12, it was expected that me, my friends, and every man in the area climb a tree to hunt for deer.  However, turkey hunting is quite different.

Turkey Hunting Strategy In The Spring

A much smaller percentage of hunters go after turkeys each year, and the success rate seems to be much lower.  You also will not come home with nearly as much meat killing a turkey verses a deer.  However, there are a few major benefits to turkey hunting.  One is that hunting in April is much more pleasant than hunting in November.  While I feel that bagging a deer is a reward for enduring such horrid weather, I feel like the weather itself is the reward during turkey season.  Even if I do not get a bird, I still feel like I came out on top.

Spring Gobblers | Turkey Hunting For The Warm Weather Hunter

Another advantage of my style of turkey hunting is that it is mobile.  I am a very active person and have a hard time sitting in one spot for long periods of time.  With turkey hunting, I get the chance to set up in one spot and then pack up and move to another area if I feel there is a better opportunity.

The really magical part of turkey hunting is the sensory aspect of the process.  Imagine that the sun is rising over a ridge and you can smell the forest coming alive.  In the distance you hear a turkey gobble, and it instantly gets your heart pumping.  You call back to the bird, and it responds.  Now you know it is headed your way.  The bird silently pops over a hill and approaches your decoy.  He puffs out his chest and fans out his tail feathers making him double in size.  It is a very exciting experience.

Strategy

Spring turkey hunting is much more strategic than most hunting.  Here are some tips that can help you be more successful:

  • Start by scouting your area before the season opens.  Go out at dusk with a crow or owl call and try to get a turkey to respond.  Listen for turkeys flying up to their roost tree.  They have huge wings and will make plenty of noise.  If you can find a roost tree, plan to set up around 100 yards from that tree on opening morning.  You do not want to be directly under the tree, but you want to have them close by when they fly down in the morning.
  • Be ready with your turkey call.  This is the unique part of turkey hunting.  With a good call, turkeys will respond and tell you where they are located.  They will also come to your location if the circumstances are right. If you have the time to perfect a mouth call, it will keep your hands free.  If you do not, then a box call or a slate call are fine.  When you call and get a response, wait a good 15 minutes before you call again. You want to leave the bird curious.  If you keep calling you make the gobbler think that you are coming to them.

Spring Gobblers | Turkey Hunting For The Warm Weather Hunter

  • Always try to set up your spot uphill from the bird.  Turkeys are fine coming up a steep ridge to find a hen, but they do not like to move downhill for some reason.
  • Stay completely still.  Turkeys have incredible eyesight.  In addition, their eyes are on the sides of their head so they can see in almost every direction.  When you see a bird, do not move under any circumstances.  Also, make sure you have good camouflage covering every inch of your body.
  • If you have been sitting in one spot for a while and are getting no action, do not be afraid to pack up and move.  I normally give it about 90 minutes of daylight before I get ready to move.  Also, if I hear a bird but I think it is a bit too far to call it in I will quietly move closer.
  • Another way to entice a bird in is to give it the impression you are mobile.  Turkeys have excellent hearing and can tell if you are calling from the same spot.  If you call in one spot and then call from 20 yards away from that spot, you sound more realistic to the gobbler.
  • If you see hens only, do not be discouraged.  Often the females will help call in the males as females tend to group up.

I am greatly looking forward to turkey season this year, despite the fact that I do not always come home with a bird.  I love turkey hunting so much that I bought my father and I matching turkey guns for his retirement present.  This type of hunting is not about meat.  While I love the taste of a roasted wild turkey, the experience is second to none.  So get out your lightweight camo, polish your 12 gauge, and go bag that bird!

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Why Are So Many Millennials Living With Their Parents Instead Of Getting Married And Starting Their Own Families?

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Did you know that the percentage of 18 to 34-year-old Americans that are married and living with a spouse has dropped by more than half since 1975?  Back then, 57 percent of everyone in that age group “lived with a spouse”, but today that number has dropped to just 27 percent.  These numbers come from “the Changing Economics and Demographics of Young Adulthood” report that was just released by the U.S. Census Bureau.  Some are postulating that the reason for this dramatic cultural shift is a phenomenon known as “extended adolescence”, while others fear that large numbers of young men and/or young women are giving up on the concept of marriage altogether.

Instead of getting married and starting their own households, many young adults are deciding that living with Mom and Dad is the best approach.  In fact, this new Census Bureau report found that one out of every three 18 to 34-year-old Americans is currently living with their parents

According to the Changing Economics and Demographics of Young Adulthood report for 2016, one in three Americans ages 18 to 34 are living at home with their parents.

Coming in second place is living with a spouse (27 per cent), followed by other (i.e. living with a roommate or other relatives, 21 per cent), living with a boyfriend or girlfriend (12 per cent) and living alone (8 per cent).

Once the last recession ended, this trend was supposed to start reversing, but instead the number of young adults still living at home has just continued to increase.  This is going to have very serious implications for our looming retirement crisis, and that is something that I am going to write about later today on End Of The American Dream.

And a lot of these young adults are not being productive members of society at all.  In fact, this new report from the Census Bureau found that one out of every four 25 to 34-year-old Americans that are currently living at home do not have a job and they are not going to school either.

In other words, they need to get a life.  I really like how a recent CNBC editorial made this point…

One of the most memorable Saturday Night Live sketches ever was broadcast in 1986 when guest host William Shatner played himself appearing at fictional Star Trek convention. After fielding one childish question after another from costumed fans in their late 20s and 30s, Shatner loses his cool and shouts: “GET A LIFE, will you people? I mean, for crying out loud, it’s just a TV show! … Move out of your parents’ basements! Get your own apartments and GROW THE HELL UP!”

Thirty-one years later, it sure seems like all of America needs to heed that message. Here’s why: The Census Bureau now says that more 18-34 year-olds are living with their parents than with a spouse.

But a lot of young men these days do not even want to go down the traditional route of marriage, family, career, etc.

In fact, a lot of them are forsaking the concept of marriage together.  Author Suzanne Venker says that a lot of these men are blaming their lack of desire to get married on modern women

“When I ask them why, the answer is always the same: women aren’t women anymore.” Feminism, which teaches women to think of men as the enemy, has made women “angry” and “defensive, though often unknowingly.”

“Now the men have nowhere to go. It is precisely this dynamic – women good/men bad – that has destroyed the relationship between the sexes. Yet somehow, men are still to blame when love goes awry.”

“Men are tired,” Venker wrote. “Tired of being told there’s something fundamentally wrong with them. Tired of being told that if women aren’t happy, it’s men’s fault.”

On the flip side, a lot of women are extremely distressed that so few men seem to have the willingness to commit these days.  So many men just want to run around having sex with an endless series of women without ever putting a wedding ring on any of their fingers.

Of course many men figure that if they can get some of the best benefits of marriage (sex, companionship, etc.) without having to make a commitment then that is a pretty good deal for them.

Personally, I am a huge advocate of marriage, but the rest of society is moving in the exact opposite direction.  According to the Pew Research Center, 44 percent of 18 to 29-year-old Americans now believe that “marriage is becoming obsolete”.  And for a lot more numbers like this, please see my previous article entitled “43 Facts About Love, Sex, Dating And Marriage That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe”.

But of course not all young adults that are living at home are doing it for the wrong reasons.  Thanks to our long-term economic decline, it is much more difficult for young people to find good paying jobs today than it was several decades ago.  The following comes from CNS News

“More young men are falling to the bottom of the income ladder,” says the Census Bureau study. “In 1975, only 25 percent of men, aged 25 to 34, had incomes of less than $30,000 per year. By 2016, that share rose to 41 percent of young men (incomes for both years are in 2015 dollars).”

I have absolutely no problem at all with young adults that are living at home temporarily for economic reasons.  These Millennials are simply victims of our failing economy, and thus we should not be so quick to judge them.

And many of these young people graduate from college already saddled with tremendous amounts of debt.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the cost of going to college has increased by an astounding 63 percent since 2006.  We assure our youngsters that they will get good paying jobs when they graduate that will enable them to pay off those student loans, but once they do finally graduate many of them are discovering that the good paying jobs that we promised them do not exist.

Today, Americans owe more than a trillion dollars on their student loans.  It has become a major national crisis, and it is financially crippling an entire generation.

So the next time you hear of a young adult that is still living at home, don’t be so quick to judge until you know the facts.

Yes, there are many that need a good kick in the pants to get them going in life, but there are also millions that are simply victims of our ongoing long-term economic collapse.

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Terrorism Du Jour!

By John Farnam

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Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- “My fathers were Warriors. Their son is a Warrior. From them, I take my only existence.” ~ Tecumseh

Here we ago again!

This week, yet another radical Islamic spree killer, yelling “Allahu Akbar,” goes on yet another murdering rampage in gun-hating, liberal CA. He was finally tackled to the ground and taken into custody, but only after murdering three unarmed, unprepared innocents in Fresno.

Caliber, weapon type, and how this murderer get hold of it has not been reported, because the media doesn’t want us to know those important details.

Not surprisingly, this terrible event has quickly dropped-off the media radar, being barely even mentioned on the evening news. Our leftist media doesn’t want this to be true, because it doesn’t fit their agenda, so they under-report it, and then quickly drop the story.

But, the truth is that these kinds of random murders of innocent Americans by Islamic terrorists will continue. As mentioned above, they’re hardly even “news” any more!

The local police chief declared “no connection to terrorism.” I wonder if that makes victims somehow “less dead!”

As individual citizens, we all know the score:

  • 1) Politicians and bureaucrats will continue to take extraordinary measures to protect themselves (at our expense).
  • 2) Politicians and bureaucrats will continue to conveniently exempt themselves from the very gun laws with which they curse the rest of us.
  • 3) Politicians and bureaucrats in liberal strongholds like CA, NY, NJ, MA, CT, et al, will continue to adamantly, hypocritically insist that we peons don’t “need” guns and mustn’t ever carry them.
  • 4) In those same liberal strongholds, privately-owned guns are reduced in capacity and capability. Highly-capable guns are prohibited from private ownership. Only politicians and bureaucrats are allowed to enjoy protection afforded by “real” guns.
  • 5) Violent criminals will continue to arm themselves, ignoring gun laws, and little will be done to stop them.
  • 6) The naive and clueless will continue to be unarmed and unprepared, and will die in amazement, like sheep.
  • 7) Operators will go armed, and train continuously!

“Who in folly or mere greed
Enslave religion, markets,  laws,
Borrow our language now and bid
Us to speak up in Freedom’s  cause

It is the logic of our times
No subject for immortal  verse
That we, who live by honest dreams
Defend the bad, against the  worse” ~ C Day Lewis

/John

About John Farnam & Defense Training International, Inc
As a defensive weapons and tactics instructor John Farnam will urge you, based on your own beliefs, to make up your mind in advance as to what you would do when faced with an imminent and unlawful lethal threat. You should, of course, also decide what preparations you should make in advance, if any. Defense Training International wants to make sure that their students fully understand the physical, legal, psychological, and societal consequences of their actions or inactions.

It is our duty to make you aware of certain unpleasant physical realities intrinsic to the Planet Earth. Mr Farnam is happy to be your counselor and advisor. Visit: www.defense-training.com

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Vedder Holsters Daily Digest: Mizzou Digs Still Deeper, Sandy Hook Truthers and Making a Difference in Chicago

At Mizzou, the NRA is a bigger danger than ISIS . . . GEORGE KENNEDY: The NRA’s influence is a danger to us all – “What makes ISIS so feared is…

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Socialist Tyrant Strips Citizens Of Guns, Then Sends His Militia On Attack

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Members of the Bolivarian Militia jump to music during their seventh anniversary celebration, in front of the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, April 17, 2017.  (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Members of the Bolivarian Militia jump to music during their seventh anniversary celebration, in front of the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, April 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

The natural right to bear arms enshrined in the Second Amendment was previously reflected in the English Bill of Rights (which also saw it as a preexisting right). That right was written down after Kings and Parliaments disarmed their opposition and raised their own militias to quash political foes.

It looks like Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro is trying to play from that despicable centuries-old playbook, arming up his loyalist militia to put down the citizens his nation has disarmed.

 

Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced plans Monday to expand the number of civilians involved in armed militias as tensions in the crisis-wracked South American nation continued to rise.

Maduro said he hopes to expand the number of civilians involved in the Bolivarian militias created by the late Hugo Chavez to 500,000, up from the current 100,000, and provide each member with a gun.

Speaking to thousands of militia members dressed in beige uniforms gathered in front of the presidential palace to mark the force’s seventh anniversary, Maduro said it is time for Venezuelans to decide if they are “with the homeland” or against it.

“Now is not the time to hesitate,” he said.

The announcement comes as Maduro’s opponents are gearing up for what they pledge will be the largest rally yet to press for elections and a host of other demands Wednesday.

Thousands of Venezuelans have taken to the streets since the Supreme Court stripped the National Assembly of its last vestiges of power nearly three weeks ago, a decision it later reversed. At least five people have been killed, dozens hurt and more than 100 detained in the demonstrations.

Tyrants have always disarmed the general citizenry to protect their own power bases, and have built their power bases by co-opting the military. In many instances, they’ll also form militias out of their cult followers, using them as a force to either cancel-out the military if they think military leadership may oppose them, or in cases where they don’t want dirty tricks linked to the government directly, they use these militias to tyrannize the citizenry into compliance with the fig leaf of having plausible deniability.

In Venezuela, it appears Maduro is going straight Third World strongman, and is using his militia to terrorize his citizens into compliance, even as his socialist policies destroy one of the richest nations in South America (in terms of natural resources).

Intelligent citizenries with a sense of history will never listen to governments that demand they disarm “for the common good.”

The “common good” is always abused by dictators and tyrants.

Demonstrations are turning bloody in Venezuela even now, and a teenager was murdered by one of Maduro’s armed militiamen in Caracas today.

He will not be the last to fall, in a nation that unwisely listened to the government’s demand to disarm.

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