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Who Needed an AR-15 Rifle? These Folks

Who Needed an AR-15? These Folks. Connecticut/United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Recently, anti-Second Amendment extremist Chris Murphy, a Senator from Connecticut, tweeted two of the usual canards that emerge when anti-Second Amendment fanatics want to push a semi-auto ban. He claimed that nobody needs a semi-automatic rifle for hunting or personal protection, and that the only person who needed a semi-automatic rifle was a mass shooter. Well, to be honest, that tweet went beyond usual canard...
Tags: England, Guns, Australia, Reagan, Connecticut, New Zealand, Justice Department, Murphy, McDonald, Harold, Phillips, Heller, Chris Murphy, Eric Swalwell, Gun Rights News, Democrats War on Guns

Run, Hide Or Fight, NZ Hero Abdul Aziz Choose To Fight ~ VIDEO

Opinion NZ Resident and Hero, Abdul Aziz USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The following is an old article I wrote back in 2007 that I have updated in reverence to the evil shooting at two Muslim houses of worships in the nation of New Zealand. As an Air Force lieutenant, I was sent to Fort Benning, Georgia, and trained to be an Army Infantry officer. During the patrolling phase of training, we learned how to set up an ambush and stop the enemy cold as they walked past. We also learned that the enemy ...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Australia, Scotland, Afghanistan, Pennsylvania, United States, New Zealand, Muslim, Air Force, US Army, Christchurch, Nz, Kiwi, Laura, Virginia Tech

How boring was life in the British Empire?

Boredom is a pervasive problem. Teenagers suffer from it. Workers are afflicted by it. Psychologists research it. Academic conferences are devoted to it. There is even evidence that you can die of it. And while there are those who claim that boredom can foster creativity, many people would rather give themselves an electric shock than be bored.The word itself was not used until the mid-nineteenth century (in Charles Dickens’ Bleak House). The feeling, however, saw increased expression beginning ...
Tags: Books, Featured, Australia, Navy, India, US, Toronto, History, Afghanistan, Atlantic, Britain, Winston Churchill, Northern Ireland, New South Wales, Army, Burma

‘Restrictive’ New Zealand Gun Laws Useless at Stopping Mosque Massacres

New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush holds a press conference on the Christchurch Mosque shootings. (New Zealand Police video screen capture) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “LIVESTREAM TERROR New Zealand mosque shootings – White supremacist gunman videos live murder of 49 at two Christchurch mosques,” The Sun headline declares. “Shocking GoPro footage – too graphic to publish – shows a shooter executing Muslim worshippers at point blank range with automatic weapons.” “New Zealand mosques' att...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Guns, Australia, US, New Zealand, The Guardian, Resistance, Al Jazeera, Christchurch, Trump, Nra, David Codrea, Mike Bush, Gun Rights News, RKBA

British Squad Firepower: The Bren Light Machine Gun

The Bren light machine gun was one of the more robust and successful light machine gun designs to see service in the Second World War among the Allied forces. During the war, it was even produced full scale not only in Britain but also in Canada and Australia where it saw extensive service with the […] Read More … The post British Squad Firepower: The Bren Light Machine Gun appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Australia, Canada, Britain, Ww2, NFA, Bren, TFBTV, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Machine Guns, TFB TV

Australian Regulation: Make Museum Guns “Metal Blobs”

The firearms and museums communities were recently made aware of an online petition started by the Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum aimed at saving the firearms (and the history) in their collection. Apparently, the government in New South Wales (that’s in Australia, for the geographically challenged among us) changed the requirements for firearms displayed in […] Read More … The post Australian Regulation: Make Museum Guns “Metal Blobs” appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Australia, Museums, New South Wales, Gun Control, Daily News, Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum

49 Dead and Dozens Wounded in New Zealand Terror Attacks That Were Livestreamed on Facebook

At least 49 people are dead and dozens more have been seriously wounded during multiple terror attacks today in Christchurch, New Zealand. The attacker used several long guns to target Muslims in the country and had what police described as explosive devices. One series of attacks was livestreamed on Facebook for 17…Read more...
Tags: Scribd, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Instagram, Guns, Australia, Youtube, Terrorism, New Zealand, Reddit, Mosque, Donald Trump, Terrorists, Gun Violence, Christchurch

"Forty-nine people were killed in shootings at two mosques in central Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday..."

The NYT reports.The police said that four people, including three men and one woman, had been taken into custody....A 17-minute video posted to social media appears to show part of the attack. The clip, ... may have been taken from a helmet camera worn by a gunman.... “There wasn’t even time to aim, there was so many targets,” he says at one point...Before the shooting, someone appearing to be the gunman posted links to a white-nationalist manifesto on Twitter and 8chan, an online forum known fo...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Murder, Guns, Law, Australia, America, United States, Terrorism, New Zealand, Emojis, Second Amendment, Owens, Christchurch New Zealand, Ann Althouse, Unconvincing Arguments

Brenton Tarrant, New Zealand Mosque Shooter, Streamed Attack on Facebook Live

A man named Brenton Tarrant used Facebook Live to record himself as he shot up a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand Friday (Mar. 15).While police haven’t released the name of the shooter, a video showing a gunman opening fire at the Al Noor Mosque was published on the page of a man named Brenton Tarrant.#BREAKING: Man allegedly involved in mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand live-streamed shooting rampage on Facebook; still frames are from video I obtained moments ago. pic.twitter.com/Uw...
Tags: Facebook, News, Guns, Australia, World news, New Zealand, Jazz, Breaking News, Mass Shootings, Gun Violence, Facebook Live, Live Stream, Trending, New Zealand Herald, Christchurch New Zealand, Disturbing

Goldwater a cautionary tale for Second Amendment Supporters

Barry Goldwater with Lyndon Baines Johnson. Second Amendment supporters must learn from Goldwater's mistakes in the 1964 election. (White House photo) Arizona/United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- In 1968, Second Amendment supporters nearly found themselves in a deep hole. By a slim margin, they were able to keep a licensing and registration scheme that Johnson wanted out of the Gun Control Act of 1968. This greatly angered Lyndon Johnson, who denounced the “gun lobby” for the omission of the mean...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, Australia, White House, Reagan, House, House Of Representatives, Gun Control, John F Kennedy, Silicon Valley, Johnson, Gun Rights, Second Amendment, McDonald

Change country for Kobo reader

Hello Everyone! Hope you are all doing well :) I recently got a Kobo Clara HD bought in Australia. I am originally from Italy and wanted to buy a couple of books in italian, but it looks like I can't: at the moment of check out it says the books are not available if bought from Australia. Any idea how to fix this? Any account setting I can change? Thank you in advance for your help. Andrea
Tags: Books, Australia, Kobo Reader, Italy

New Leaf Vote for for April 2019 • The Way I Heard It: Retellings

Heads up! This is a three-day poll. Let's select the book we'll read and discuss in April 2019! We love new participants. We're happy for you to vote, but we'd like to request that you not vote unless you plan to join the discussion whatever the selection, in the interest of a vibrant conversation. :) So if you haven't posted in a book club thread yet, do please say a quick hello here or in the Welcome thread. This is a poll. Vote for as many books as you'd like. Questions? FAQs...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Post, Books, UK, London, Australia, Washington Post, Scotland, Wikipedia, Time, US, New York Times, Book Clubs, Napoleon Bonaparte, New Mexico

Mike Pompeo’s War Warning to China

Mike Pompeo's War Warning to China U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- As President Trump flew home from his Hanoi summit with Kim Jong Un, Mike Pompeo peeled off and flew to Manila. And there the Secretary of State made a startling declaration. Any armed attack by China on a Philippine ship or plane in the South China Sea, he told the Philippine government, will be treated as an attack on an American ship or plane, bringing a U.S. military response. “China's island building and military activities in t...
Tags: Asia, Guns, Australia, White House, China, America, Beijing, United States, Asia Pacific, Philippines, Donald Trump, Pacific, George W Bush, Wall Street Journal, Cabinet, Hanoi

Color Down Under: Pastels Meet Plywood at The Calile Hotel in Brisbane

Recently on our radar for its candy-colored interiors and inventive mix of plywood, caning, cork, and sheer linen curtains: The Calile Hotel in Australia. Designed by architecture firm Richards & Spence, it’s more Mexico City than Brisbane. Take a look: Above: Though it’s situated in the center of Brisbane, the firm took cues from Mexico City and Miami to create a colorful urban retreat. Case in point: an architectural roof deck, painted a Luis Barragán-esque salmon pink. Above: The hot...
Tags: Books, Australia, Color, Materials, Washington Dc, House, Mexico City, Brisbane, Miami, Pink, Luis Barragan, Hotels & Lodging, Design Travel, Hotels & Restaurants, Calile Hotel, Richards Spence

Swalwell Smear of NRA is a Sign of Things to Come

Anti-gun Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) California – -(AmmoLand.com)- Last week, Representative Eric Swalwell, who has in the past proposed an Australia-style “buyback” of certain firearms and who threatened to nuke gun owners who wouldn’t turn in their guns, claimed on Twitter that the NRA threatened Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Well, that was a lie and one that was quickly shot down in the wake of his tweet. But Swalwell’s doubled down on his smears and lies, claiming the NRA is taking Russi...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Australia, Washington Post, Reagan, Bloomberg, Democrats, House, House Of Representatives, Gun Control, Silicon Valley, Nancy Pelosi, Michael Bloomberg, Sandy Hook, Frank, Nra

Where did the phrase “yeah no” come from?

I’ve noticed myself saying “yeah no.”The expression came up in a class one day, when I had asked students to bring in examples of language variation. One student suggested “yeah no” as an example of not-quite standard California English.California, it seems, gets the credit or blame for everything. But “yeah no” is not California English and it’s not just something young people say. It’s been around for a while and is used by males and females, young and old. I began to notice “yeah no” in the s...
Tags: Books, Featured, Australia, California, Bbc, Conversation, Britain, Language, Linguistics, Dan, University of Melbourne, Evan, Vicky Pollard, Joe Penhall, Lingua Franca, Mark Liberman

Fantasy Howard, Robert E.: Strange and Weird Crime Collection, V1, 3 March 2019

Robert E Howard is famous for the enduring "Conan the Barbarian" series, but he was a prolific pulp writer in almost every pulp genre, including sport, horror, crime and adventure; these stories, collected from Project Gutenberg Australia's extensive library of Howard's short stories, are crime stories with horror, strange and/or weird elements. Steve Harrison Cases 1: Fangs of Gold 2: Graveyard Rats 3: Names in the Black Book Other Cases 4: Black Talons 5: The Grisly Horror 6: Black Wind Blowin...
Tags: Books, Australia, ePub Books, Conan, Howard, Robert E Howard, Steve Harrison, Howard Robert

I’ve Been Silicon Valley Sharia’d

I've Been Silicon Valley Sharia'd U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Last week, the little birdies in Twitter's legal department notified me that one of my tweets from 2015 is “in violation of Pakistan law.” It seems like ancient history, but Islamic supremacists never forget — or forgive. My innocuous tweet featured a compilation image of the 12 Muhammad cartoons published by Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in 2005. It also linked to my Jan. 8, 2015, syndicated column on the Charlie Hebdo jihad massa...
Tags: Twitter, Guns, Colorado, Australia, Germany, Disney, America, Turkey, Paypal, West, Pakistan, Paris, Silicon Valley, Mohammed, Mastercard, Charlie Hebdo

Consequences of 2018: Mad Nadler attacks our rights

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-Manhattan) Washington, D.C. – -(AmmoLand.com)- You can’t say that there was no warning. Last year, Ammoland discussed how our rights would be at risk with Jerrold Nadler as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. At the time, I noted, “In terms of his voting record, Nadler is just as bad as Charles Schumer and Dianne Feinstein. There is one major difference – he has just been much more low-key, and as a result, he is under the radar.” Well, Nadler is no longer under ...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Australia, America, Reagan, Bloomberg, House, Gun Control, Dianne Feinstein, Gun Rights, Nra, Feinstein, Harold, Charles Schumer, House Judiciary Committee, Sarah Brady

The Best VPN for Blocked Content and Sites

NiP STUDIO/Shutterstock.com Ever wanted to browse a different country’s supply of Netflix shows? Or more seriously, found yourself in a country with a high level of internet censorship? In both cases, using a VPN service helps you get around such issues. With dozens of different VPN companies out here, we’ve taken a look at three of the best for your situation. A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, works by creating a virtualized network between two physically separate networks—i.e. your PC/h...
Tags: Crafts, Australia, Netflix, Vpn

New York Reveals the Scam Behind Firearms Waiting Periods

Opinion New York Reveals the Scam Behind Firearms Waiting Periods New York – -(AmmoLand.com)- Among the many anti-Second Amendment bills being considered in New York is S.2374/A.2690. Behind that combination of two letters and eight numbers is a very insidious way of infringing your right to keep and bear arms. Essentially, it can impose a waiting period of up to 30 days. These bills, if they pass the state legislature, will likely be signed by Andrew Cuomo. If you want a prime example of a...
Tags: New York, Guns, Australia, Reagan, United States, New Jersey, Andrew Cuomo, Nra, Harold, Customs Enforcement, Lyndon Johnson, House Judiciary Committee, NICS, Sarah Brady, Aurora Illinois, Jerrold Nadler

The contentious history of the Anarchist Cookbook

The Anarchist Cookbook provides instructions for making bombs, drugs, and operating firearms; naturally, this makes it rather controversial.Concerned citizens, anarchists themselves, and many others have called for the ban of the book, but most liberal democracies have refused to do so.Whether you think dangerous literature should be banned or whether banning books is an inherently anti-democratic position, knowing and understanding why the Anarchist Cookbook draws so much criticism can be valua...
Tags: Amazon, Asia, Books, UK, Colorado, Australia, Iraq, Africa, US, Syria, War, Fbi, William Powell, United States, Innovation, Philosophy

Australian Police Take Down Man for Walking with Miniature Toy Rifle

Australian Police Take Down Man for Walking with Miniature Toy Rifle Australia -(Ammoland.com)- On February 9th, 2019, Australian police officers swarmed a man walking along a busy, coastal, pedestrian walkway in Brighton, Australia. Police took down the man because of reports that he was armed with a rifle. In a video from 7 News Adelaide, you can see the toy gun next to a female officer's boot.  Use the tiles/bricks the officer is standing on for scale. Video link on facebook.com: The to...
Tags: News, Guns, Australia, Department Of Defense, United States, Arizona, Brighton, Adelaide, Victoria, Toy Guns, Melbourne Australia, Ninth Circuit, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, University of Wisconsin Pistol Team

Weekend Reading

What is it about February that is so dreary? Ugh, I’m so over winter! We’ve had so much rain (and snow) which I admit is good for California but makes for miserable conditions. I stay positive by remembering people and nature need periods of dormancy for rest because spring is truly just around the corner. :) Hope you all are staying warm amidst these last few weeks of winter! Favorite links: Hello beautiful – this renovated houseboat in Australia. This may just be the prettiest butler’s pantry...
Tags: Crafts, Australia, California, Marie Kondo

Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence

Opinion Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Ten states and Washington, D.C., have legalized the recreational use of marijuana. Twenty-two other states, along with U.S. territories Puerto Rico and Guam, allow marijuana to be used for medical purposes. Let's examine some hidden issues about marijuana use. Before we start, permit me to state my values about medical or recreational use of any drug. We each own ourselves. If we choose to take chances with substances th...
Tags: Guns, Australia, Washington, Oregon, Marijuana, America, Canada, United States, South Africa, Puerto Rico, Yale University, American Journal of Psychiatry, Berenson, National Academy of Medicine, Gun Rights News, Hillsdale College

Long Distance Flight Necessities

Last week I spent a eight days on a whirlwind trip to Australia and the flight is a long one, it’s just under 15 hours from LA to Sydney! For international or long distance flights I have my routine down to maximize rest and comfort. For my fellow travelers, today I’m sharing the kit of supplies I carry with me whenever I’m off to see the world and visit a new country.   watercolor world map by art prints vicky I often take red eye flights and the plane flies through the night arriving in the mo...
Tags: Travel, Crafts, Australia, La, Sydney, Vicks VapoRub, Out + About

Black History Month: a reading list

February marks the celebration of Black History Month in the United States and Canada, an annual celebration of achievements by Black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in US history.The first variation of Black History Month was initiated by Dr. Carter G. Woodson (founder of the Association for the Study of Negro Life) in 1926 titled Negro History Week, which took place during the second week of February. The Association for the Study of Negro Life and Hi...
Tags: Books, Featured, Lorde, Australia, Nigeria, Africa, US, America, History, Reading List, Canada, United States, New Orleans, Journals, Paul Robeson, Alice Walker

'Grace Kelly seemed like an angel': Clive James and others on their first crushes

With Valentine’s Day in view, the veteran author and more come clean about their crazy, stupid, teenage lovesGrace Kelly’s career began as a 10-year cluster of roles for US television, but we didn’t see those in Australia, so her first movies made a terrific impact. She arose out of nowhere. I was still wearing short trousers, but I fell romantically in love with her when she arrived at James Stewart’s apartment in Rear Window and crossed the room fluttering. Hitchcock did something to the camer...
Tags: Books, Music, Media, Film, Australia, Relationships, US, Life and style, Debbie Reynolds, Culture, Julie Burchill, James Stewart, Clive James, Frank Ocean, Grace Kelly, Olivia Laing

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