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Armed Defense After Dark – More Self Defense Gun Stories

At Home, at Work, and on a Date – More Self Defense Gun Stories U.S.A. – -(AmmoLand.com)- You probably didn't see this news covered by the mainstream media, but again this week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love. Self-defense instructor Ben Branam joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or were they well trained? (22-minute audio) document.createElement('audio'); http://traffic.libsyn.com/dgust...
Tags: Guns, John, Nra, Ammoland, Galesburg, Shooting Industry News, Rob Morse, Self Defense Gun Stories, Ben Branam, Polite Society Podcast Rob, Illinois Firearms Owners Identification Card, No Shots Fired, Rob Morse Rob Morse


First Shot!

Madison County's Health Department is handling vaccines in an admirable fashion. When we saw on their Facebook page that they were taking appointments for those over 75, I called at once and was given a time slot. A later call collected our insurance and health info. So yesterday, all we had to do was show up.  There was no waiting. We stayed in the car, masks on, while the charming provider verified our names. Then we signed a paper, bared our arms, and got the shots--all without leaving t...
Tags: Gardening, John, Vicki Lane, Madison County s Health Department


Guns.com Falls Victim To A Malicious Cyber-Attack

Guns.com Falls Victim To A Malicious Cyber-Attack U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- On Monday, the popular firearms site guns.com was the victim of a cyber-attack that took down the site through Wednesday night. Hackers launched the highly sophisticated and malicious attack directed at third parties that work with guns.com. Hackers will use this method of attack to get around the security features of the target website. By attacking third parties like a WordPress plugin, the hackers can cause widespre...
Tags: Guns, Silicon Valley, John, Cloudflare, Nra, Northern Virginia, John Crump, Shooting Industry News, John Crump John


Hiding In Plain Sight with Cedar Mills Desperado Guitar Gun Case

Cedar Mills Desperado Guitar Gun Case U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- When I finished my “Hellbreaker” AR-15, I was looking for a gun case that would fit the build. Around the same time, my editor contacted me about doing a review on the Cedar Mills Desperado Guitar Gun Case for AmmoLand. Cedar Mills Desperado Guitar Gun Case If you are not familiar with the movie “Desperado” starring Antonio Banderas and directed by Robert Rodriguez, then you are missing out on some truly epic action. It is a rev...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Brooklyn, John, Antonio Banderas, Robert Rodriguez, Nra, Williamsburg, Northern Virginia, Roger, John Crump, Shooting Industry News, Firearm News, Gun Storage, Franklin Armory, Gun Cases


John Petrolino this week on Riding Shotgun With Charlie #93 ~ VIDEO

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- John Petrolino “relentlessly harassed’ me (his words, not mine) about having Mark Shean on the show. With some experience in writing and publishing, John was helping Mark turn his blog into a book. Then John wrote his own book about firearms for new gun owners. He’s also been writing for AmmoLand News and as well. After spending some time with John, I found out he’s been writing & publishing books for over 20 years. John and I have been going back and forth and finally...
Tags: Facebook, Usa, Guns, Massachusetts, New Jersey, John, Skype, Mark, Charlie, Shooting Media News, John Petrolino, Association of New Jersey Rifle Pistol Club, Riding Shotgun With Charlie, Mark Shean


A Look Inside William S. Burroughs’ Bunker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD57IkvzE50 When everybody had one or two vodkas and smoked a few joints, it was always the time for the blowgun. —John Giorno From 1974 to 1982, writer William S. Burroughs lived in a former locker room of a 19th-century former-YMCA on New York City’s Lower East Side. When he moved on, his stuff, including his worn out shoes, his gun mags, the typewriter on which he wrote Cities of the Red Night, and half of The Place of Dead Roads, a well-worn copy of Th...
Tags: Google, Books, College, Life, New York City, Poetry, History, Architecture, Beverly Hills, Literature, Kansas, John, Cia, Patti Smith, William, Coke


Behind the Silicon Wall, Big Tech Targets Parler, AR15.com, Trump, & VCDL’s Lobby Day

ARFCOM Censored 01-11-2121 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- In what can only be assumed to be a concerted effort by the technocracy, a new round of conservative purges hit social media platforms. Twitter banned the President of The United States shortly before also banning General Mike Flynn. This move came after protestors entered the Capitol Building on January 6th. President Trump called for calm and asked protestors to go home, yet that wasn’t enough for the social media giants not to take advant...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Guns, Censorship, Godaddy, United States, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Darren Wilson, John, Mike Brown, Air Force, Biden, Seattle


Author James Patterson on the moment his life changed direction, his working style, and his best career advice

James Patterson is the author of bestselling books like "Alex Cross" and "Michael Bennett." Stephanie Diani Dan Schawbel is a bestselling author, speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the "5 Questions with Dan Schawbel" podcast, where he interviews world-class humans by asking them just five questions in under 10 minutes. He recently spoke with James Patterson, author of numerous New York Times bestselling books including the recently released "The Last Days of John Lennon." Patterson says th...
Tags: Books, Podcast, Florida, New York City, John Lennon, US, Careers, The Beatles, Trends, Strategy, Author, Harvard, New York Times, Bill Clinton, Paul Mccartney, University of Florida


Senate Bean Soup

A while back, John expressed a wish for Senate Bean Soup--something I've made in the past and not liked all that much. But I made some on Tuesday and it was our supper on Wednesday night--a fitting meal for a day in which the Democrats won back the Senate (oh, yes, and there was an attempted coup in DC.) The soup was surprisingly good--though like the Senate, it does tend to produce a lot of gas. SENATE BEAN SOUP 1 pound dried Great Northern beans 2 smoked ham hocks (or 1 meaty ham bo...
Tags: Gardening, Senate, John, Vicki Lane, Senate Bean Soup


Discover J.R.R. Tolkien’s Little-Known and Hand-Illustrated Children’s Book, Mr. Bliss

His were usually humorous stories, full of magic, and very often, they contained a connection to the children’s lives, because it was primarily for them that he invented them. –Sarah Zama The fact that “much of the inspiration of the Lord of the Rings came from [J.R.R. Tolkien’s] family,” Danielle Burgos writes at Bustle, has become an oft-repeated piece of trivia, especially thanks to such popular treatments of the author’s life as Humphrey Carter’s authorized biography, the Nicholas Hoult-sta...
Tags: Google, Books, College, Bliss, John, Peter Jackson, Middle Earth, Rube Goldberg, Tolkien, Bustle, Michael, Facebook Twitter, Burgos, Nicholas Hoult, J R R Tolkien, Josh Jones


154 House Members Sign-On to Bipartisan Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2021

154 House Members Sign-On to Bipartisan Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C. -(Ammoland.com)-A bipartisan bill that would grant national reciprocity to concealed permit holders has been introduced in the House of Representatives. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) introduced H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act during Congress’s opening day. The bill has a total of 154 co-sponsors, including Democrats that have broken from their party’s anti-gun stance. The bill...
Tags: New York, Guns, Congress, Washington, Senate, Georgia, House, New Jersey, House Of Representatives, John, Biden, Hudson, Nra, Northern Virginia, Richard Hudson, John Crump


Josie and the Princess in the Tower

Someone (Jayna?) asked for a video of Josie and the Castle People. Josie talks to them in a wee high voice that I can't always follow. And she keeps blocking the camera. Sigh. The brief video is HERE. In other news, I'm thrilled to say that Claui, as a healthcare provider working with the elderly,  has received her first dose of the vaccine, and that John and I are in the subgroup (over 75) slated next. Will be calling the Health Department today to find out when we might get the shot....
Tags: Gardening, White House, John, Health Department, Josie, Jayna, Vicki Lane, Claui


Books Read in 2020

At the start of 2019 I gave myself a goal to read more books (in an effort to rekindle my inner bookworm), and this past year saw a continued growth in the number of books I read, which makes me very happy. Following the 11 I read in 2019, I got through 16 this past year, which falls just short of the goal of 18 I had given myself, which is close enough for me. I did hit some dead spots throughout the year where I didn’t read any, and a few (like Ametora, Pure Invention, and Killing the Bus...
Tags: Travel, Books, Japan, Ian Fleming, John, Ursula K Le Guin, Bond, Anthony Horowitz, Fleming, Matt, Sloan, HOROWITZ, John Hughes, Ernest Cline, Goodreads, Robin Sloan


Women & Literature: Zora Neale Hurston

‘Zora Neale Hurston’ by Bev Sykes. The oral tradition of southern black folklore was an art and a skill handed down from Africa, preserved through slavery, and still thriving in the early years of the twentieth century, when Zora Neale Hurston came of age. The tradition was preserved through generations of rural southern culture and began to decline when the black workers left the agricultural South for the cities of the North. Zora Neale Hurston was singularly placed to record this material a...
Tags: Books, Florida, New York, Featured, California, Washington, New York City, Africa, Alabama, America, History, Egypt, New Jersey, New Orleans, Literature, Philadelphia


Media and Washington Team Up To Deplatform Trump Supporters ~ VIDEO

Washington, D.C. –-(Ammoland.com)- The historic Harrington Hotel in the District of Columbia [DC] will close during a planned massive pro-Trump rally in a bid to deny access to the city by those planning to protest the election results. On January 6th, 2021, Trump supporters plan to descend on the capital city to protest the stolen presidential election results' certification peacefully. They claim that Biden won the election due to massive widespread fraud. The protestors point investigation...
Tags: Guns, Washington Post, Washington, Portland, Harry, John, Biden, Seattle, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Stalin, Trump, Nra, Northern Virginia


ATF Makes Moves Against the Solvent Trap Industry ~ VIDEO

Cautionary Note: All silencers require a $200 tax stamp from the BATFE in the USA.  We caution U.S. readers not to begin building a silencer unless you first pay the tax and acquire the proper paperwork (form 1) in advance, before purchasing parts or building a silencer. Solvent Traps 80% Silencer Parts U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- News broke recently concerning the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) raid at the Diversified Machine facility. Diversified Machine is one of...
Tags: Usa, Guns, China, US, John, Customs, Nra, Northern Virginia, ATF, John Crump, Gun Rights News, Shooting Industry News, AmmoLand News, Federal Agents, John Crump John, Aegis Products


RemArms In Hot Water With United Mine Workers of America Union

RemArms In Hot Water With United Mine Workers of America Union ILION, NEW YORK –-(Ammoland.com)-According to an article on Syracuse.com, the new owners of RemArms, Roundhill Group LLC, is in hot water with the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA). UMWA is a powerful union and represented former employees of Remington Arms. Roundhill Group LLC purchased Remington’s gun factory in the Village of Ilion, NY, and the handgun barrel factory in Lenoir City, TN, for $13 million. A bankruptcy court s...
Tags: Guns, John, Syracuse, Smith, Nra, Northern Virginia, Fagan, ATF, United Mine Workers of America, Remington, Ilion, Phil Smith, UMWA, John Crump, Shooting Industry News, Ilion NY


The Christmas Elf

Our tradition is for the youngest (that's been Justin for a long time) to be the Christmas Elf and get the presents, one at a time, from under the tree and hand them to the designated recipient. This year, Josie was the elf. She had to have help reading the tags but she cheerfully did her job, even when she might have preferred to play with her new stuff. Like the amazing No Drama Dolly Llama her Aunt Aileen crocheted. Or her tool kit with a power drill that makes sounds....
Tags: Gardening, John, Lucas, Justin, Louise, Josie, Aileen, Vicki Lane, Dolly Llama


How Many Prosecutions For Illegally Owned Suppressors Happen in the USA?

How Many Prosecutions For Illegally Owned Suppressors Happen in the USA? U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Very few people are prosecuted for the illegal possession of silencers/suppressors in the United States. One of the problems in understanding the U.S. criminal justice system is records are dispersed. Records are kept in many different formats, and not easily searchable or sortable by offense. There are both federal and state crimes. The data is not all digitized. When it is, it is not all in sea...
Tags: Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, NFA, Silencer, Suppressor


ATF Backs Down on Proposed Pistol Brace Guidance

SB Tactical Stabilizing Braces Washington, D.C. -(Ammoland.com)- After tens of thousands of comments left by gun owners over the ATF’s proposed guidance over pistol braces, the agency pulled it from the National Registry. The agency released the proposal and gave the public two weeks to respond. Many in the gun world believed that the ATF chose to release the document right before the Christmas holiday, hoping that the gun community wouldn’t notice it until it was too late. The American peopl...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Youtube, Bloomberg, John, North Carolina, Nra, Northern Virginia, Pete, ATF, Richard Hudson, FPC, John Crump, Gun Rights News, Gun Owners of America, AmmoLand News


One Week Left in the Gundies Voting, 2A Content Creator Awards

One Week Left in the Gundies Voting, 2A Content Creator Awards U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- There is only one week for you to vote for your favorite creator in the second annual Gundies. The Gundies is an award show for creators and influencers that runs from December 1st to New Year’s Eve. For full disclosure, I have been nominated for “Most Influential Male of The Year” and “Crossover Creator” of the year. I waited until the last week of the year to write about the contest to not influence an...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Silicon Valley, John, Steve Carell, Nra, Ben, Northern Virginia, Stacy, Ammoland, John Crump, Michael Scott, Shooting Industry News, Shooting Media News, John Crump John, Ben Stacy


Signs Suggest Walmart to Turn Over Customer 4473 Gun Records to ATF

Opinion Editors Note: Despite the negative outcome for customers the action of turning over FFL documents, in this case, customer 4473 forms from a firearms retailer that is closing is legally required under current federal law. Signs Suggest Walmart to Turn Over Customer's 4473 Records to ATF U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Walmart could be transferring an estimated 20% of customer sales records for firearms purchases to the ATF. This information comes to AmmoLand News from a recently leaked inte...
Tags: Guns, America, Walmart, United States, Foia, John, Goa, Usc, Nra, Hammond, Northern Virginia, Gun Owners of America GOA, ATF, Martinsburg, Ammoland, Shooting Industry News


Non-Binary Authors to Read: December 2020

Non-Binary Authors To Read is a regular column from A.C. Wise highlighting non-binary authors of speculative fiction and recommending a starting place for their work. Welcome to the December 2020 edition of Non-Binary Authors to Read. It’s been quite the year, hasn’t it? Despite everything though, reading has remained a comfort for me, and I hope it has for you as well. To that end, I have four stories to offer up as recommendations. They are stories of longing, bittersweet re...
Tags: Books, London, Taiwan, Finland, Short Stories, John, Lists, Randall, Sriharikota, Short Fiction, Sarah, Diwali, Iaf, Rand, Bureau, Martha


ATF to Publish ‘Factors for Classifying Guns with Stabilizing Braces’

Leak Shows ATF to Publish “Factors for Classifying Guns with Stabilizing Braces”, IMG SIG SAUER Pistol Stabilizing Brace U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- Documents leaked to several media outlets Wednesday show the Justice Department is moving to publish in the Federal Registry on Friday, December 18th, 2020 a document titled “ ” ( embedded below). Note the document itself is not a ban on pistol braces but it does lay the groundwork for extensive restrictions on what firearms can have the Stabilizing ...
Tags: Usa, Guns, America, John, Department Of Justice, Biden, Goa, Doj, Justice Department, Nra, Northern Virginia, Pratt, ATF, NFA, NSSF, John Crump


Stamps.com & Authorize.net Rat-Out Polymer80’s Customers, ATF Raid Reason ~ VIDEO

Court Documents show Stamps.com & Authorize.net Ratted Out Polymer80's Customers, Page 36 ATF Polymer 80 Warrant U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)-The ATF’s affidavit to obtain the search warrant (embedded below) against Polymer80 confirms the raid’s target was the company’s “Build, Buy, Shoot” kits. The affidavit also says Polymer80 did not supply the customer list that the ATF used in its investigation. The ATF obtained the information about the customers from two sources that the agency subpoenaed. ...
Tags: Guns, California, John, Nra, Northern Virginia, ATF, John Crump, Shooting Industry News, Ammoland TV, John Crump John, 80% Lowers, Ghost Guns, Polymer80, Customers ATF, ATF Polymer, FBI NCIC


Speaking With Kurt Santini, Army Ranger And Candidate for VA Governor

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Kurt Santini is an Army Ranger who served his country with pride before suffering a severe spinal cord injury that took him off his feet for 18 years. With Operation Backbone’s help, he received a life-changing surgery that allowed him to enjoy life again. Instead of sitting back and enjoying life, Santini felt the call to give his life over to serve his home state of Virginia and his country once more. He saw what he believes to be unconstitutional laws that the stat...
Tags: Guns, Washington, Virginia, Time, United States, John, Vietnam, Commonwealth, Nra, Northern Virginia, U S Army, Kurt, Santini, John Crump, Shooting Industry News, John Crump John


GA Rep. Asks President Trump to Pardon Former FBI Agent Railroaded on Gun Charges

Shipley at Barrett Long Range Tactical School (Shipley Legal Defense) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “I call your attention to the application of one of my constituents, Mr. John Thomas Shipley, that is before the Office of the Pardon Attorney at the Department of Justice,” Georgia Rep. Barry Loudermilk writes in a Dec. 1 letter to President Donald Trump. “After careful review of his circumstances and consultation with my former colleagues in the House of Representatives and other professionals, M...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Mexico, Georgia, Fbi, United States, New York Times, House Of Representatives, The White House, John, Department Of Justice, Resistance, Donald Trump, Trump, El Paso, Barrett


Polymer80 Refuses California’s Subpoena To Turn Over Customer Information ~ VIDEO

The agency's goals appear to be to obtain customer's personal information. iStock U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)-The war on 80% frames continues heating as companies fight back against a rogue federal agency. As AmmoLand News reported earlier, the ATF raided Polymer 80, seizing computer equipment over its “Buy, Build, Shoot” kits. The agency's goals appear to be to obtain customer's personal information. It is unknown precisely what information the ATF was able to retrieve since Polymer80 stored mos...
Tags: Home Depot, Guns, California, John, Nra, Northern Virginia, ATF, Lombardo, Brownells, John Crump, Gun Rights News, Shooting Industry News, Gun Owners of America, AmmoLand News, John Crump John, Polymer80


Holosun 510c Elite Reflex Optic Range Test & Review

John reviews the Holosun 510C Elite reflex optic on his Ruger 556 Rifle. Holosun 510C Elite U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- I have been in the market for a new optic for my Ruger 556 as well as a couple of other ARs that I have in my collection. I have been using just iron sights for quite a while on my AR556. The issue with owning a lot of ARs is that it can get costly to equip each one with either an Aimpoint or an EOTech. I started looking into less expensive alternatives. Vortex Optics is alw...
Tags: Guns, US military, Gear, John, US Army, Optics, Nra, Northern Virginia, Holosun, Reflex Sights, Veritas Firearms LLC, John Crump John, Holosun 510C Elite


Current Obsessions: Shopping Small

Above: Revisiting a favorite rustic winter project: An Antique Stone House Revived, from John and Juli Baker of Mjolk in Toronto. News and goings-on this mid-December weekend: Farewell to the Ikea catalog. We’re admiring new NYC-based retailer Pine & South, offering good-looking home office wares from a few favorite brands. Remodelista readers can snag 15 percent select goods, too, with code WFH15. And now through tomorrow (December 13), use code WSHOLIDAY2020 to receive 20 percent off online ...
Tags: Books, Ikea, John, Annie, Design News, Current Obsessions, Mjolk, Workstead, Juli Baker, Antique Stone House, Toronto News, Pine South, Julie Now



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