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Baldwin Shooting Proves Stupidity of Gun Banners But is There a Lesson?

Opinion Finger off the Trigger New Mexico/United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- By now, loyal Ammoland readers have head of the tragic incident involving Halyna Hutchins and Alec Baldwin on a New Mexico movie set. To put it bluntly, it was an accident that should not have happened. The ongoing investigation will determine the facts, and what, if any, charges will be appropriate. Any loyal Ammoland reader knows the basic rules of firearms safety from the National Rifle Association: ALWAYS Keep Th...
Tags: Guns, Reagan, Bloomberg, United States, New Mexico, Alec Baldwin, Gun Rights, Nra, Harold, National Rifle Association, Baldwin, Gun Rights News, Firearms Training, Harold Hutchison, Soldier of Fortune, New Mexico United States


"The English expression 'the social fabric' was coined in the 1790s, the age of the machine loom, when observers worried..."

"... that the growth of factories and cities, and the movement from farms and towns, was leaving people isolated and alone. Over the next century, all sorts of thinkers, from the Romantics, De Tocqueville and Marx to Hegel and the utopian socialists, agreed that something called 'society' was coming apart.... In a 1953 book called The Quest for Community, the American sociologist Robert Nisbet lamented the modern state’s 'successive penetrations of man’s economic, religious, kinship and local al...
Tags: Law, Reagan, Sociology, Gunsmoke, Thatcher, Marx, Hegel, Jill Lepore, Charles Schulz, Ann Althouse, Robert Nisbet, Nisbet, Linus Van Pelt, Romantics De Tocqueville


Is society coming apart? | Jill Lepore

• Reconstruction after Covid: a new series of long readsDespite Thatcher and Reagan’s best efforts, there is and has always been such a thing as society. The question is not whether it exists, but what shape it must take in a post-pandemic worldIn March 2020, Boris Johnson, pale and exhausted, self-isolating in his flat on Downing Street, released a video of himself – that he had taken himself – reassuring Britons that they would get through the pandemic, together. “One thing I think the coronav...
Tags: Reagan, Communities, Society, UK News, World news, Margaret Thatcher, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Downing Street, Thatcher, Jill Lepore, Coronavirus


Overlooked Holiday Movies That Are Surprisingly Somber

Most winter holiday viewing is drawn from relatively narrow lists of familiar favorites, to the point that even several of our supposedly "alternative" or "contrarian" choices have become well-worn selections. Only particularly crotchety curmudgeons continue to argue against acknowledging "Die Hard" or "Gremlins" as Christmas films anymore, and it's no secret by now how many of Shane Black's scripts are set during Christmas.But there remain obscure oddballs of holiday movies, often available exc...
Tags: Hbo, New York, London, Movies, Abc, Superman, Disney, Orson Welles, Los Angeles, Reagan, Bbc, Marlo Thomas, Mtv, Wes Anderson, Bill Murray, Kevin Bacon


Below the Radar: Jaime’s Law Returns

Below the Radar: Jaime’s Law Returns United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- When I warned loyal Ammoland readers that anti-Second Amendment extremists would not give up, even after Second Amendment supporters favorable Supreme Court rulings, I noted there were many legislative avenues they would try short of banning guns. One such avenue was re-introduced recently. Jaime’s Law, which is named for Jaime Guttenberg, who was killed in the Parkland shooting, is formally known as HR 2715 in the House of...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, Reagan, House Of Representatives, Silicon Valley, Gun Rights, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Richard Blumenthal, Harold, Broward County, Jaime, NICS, Guttenberg, Gun Rights News


Our Grandfathers Killed Nazis... and Won

A father and daughter duo open carry to protect anti-fascists protesting the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha on Sunday.in Wisconsin. We are going to see more of this on the left and it will terrify politicians.   As I noted back in 2013, "the quickest way to gun control is if black folks and Hispanics 'Open Carry' handguns to their State Capitols and loiter near the parking lots where state and federal legislators and their staffs park their cars .   "A really smart gun contr...
Tags: Congress, California, Pets, Sacramento, America, Reagan, Atlantic, Ronald Reagan, Wisconsin, Kenosha, Nra, United States Congress, Panthers, Seale, Bobby Seale, PBurns


Our Grandfathers Were Killed Nazis and Won

A father and daughter duo open carry to protect anti-fascists protesting the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha on Sunday.in Wisconsin. We are going to see more of this on the left and it will terrify politicians.   As I noted back in 2013, "the quickest way to gun control is if black folks and Hispanics 'Open Carry' handguns to their State Capitols and loiter near the parking lots where state and federal legislators and their staffs park their cars .   "A really smart gun contr...
Tags: Congress, California, Pets, Sacramento, America, Reagan, Atlantic, Ronald Reagan, Wisconsin, Kenosha, Nra, United States Congress, Panthers, Seale, Bobby Seale, PBurns


15 '80s Thrillers You Definitely Need To See

In his conversations with Francois Truffaut, Alfred Hitchcock defined suspense as a bomb under a table that only the audience sees, with a timer that only the audience knows about. "In these conditions this same innocuous conversation becomes fascinating because the public is participating in the scene," he said. "The audience is longing to warn the characters on the screen." That participation, a suspense by helpless omniscience, is what makes thrillers thrill. The 1980s were a banner age for k...
Tags: Movies, Colorado, Washington, Berlin, Superman, Orson Welles, Reagan, Fbi, Chicago, Walter Matthau, Nicole Kidman, Oliver Stone, Tommy Lee Jones, Cia, Beatty, Quinn


Lessons Learned From the Rittenhouse Case

Kyle Rittenhouse has been found not guilty by a jury in Kenosha, but not everyone is pleased. (Screen snip, YouTube, PBS) Kenosha/United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- The acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse is a good thing. Loyal Ammoland readers can all agree on that. That being said, let’s not pretend that what happened was an ideal outcome. For that day in Kenosha, it was arguably one of the less tragic outcomes. Two people are dead, and regardless of their records, they still had families who loved...
Tags: Guns, Washington, Reagan, Bloomberg, Wisconsin, Illinois, Gun Rights, Cuomo, Second Amendment, Kenosha, Nra, Harold, Rittenhouse, Letitia James, USCCA, New Jersey New York


Defeat the Lies of Gun Control with Facts

Gun control is still a waste of money and time. IMG NRA-ILA United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Thursday, MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace went on a rant that targeted conservative media and the Second Amendment. It’s one that Second Amendment supporters should pay some heed to, even though Wallace these days is little more than a Beltway version of Regina George. Wallace may be a NeverTrump “mean girl” these days, but she also was – at least putatively – a one-time Second Amendment supporter (and she...
Tags: Media, Guns, Supreme Court, White House, America, Reagan, Fbi, Chicago, United States, Aclu, Gun Control, Msnbc, Gun Rights, Usc, Second Amendment, Harold


Suspect In Denair Liquor Store Armed Robbery Arrested After Chase, Crash

DENAIR (CBS13) — Authorities say a parolee is suspected of robbing a Denair liquor store at gunpoint, then later leading deputies on a high-speed chase that ended in a crash. The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office says someone robbed the Denair Mart Liquor and Food store early Wednesday evening by holding the clerk at gunpoint. Thanks to getting a good description of the getaway vehicle, deputies later spotted the suspect leaving a home along the 400 block of E Street in Waterford. Deputies tr...
Tags: News, Local, Syndicated Local, Reagan, Police Chase, Stanislaus County, Waterford, Stanislaus County Sheriff 's Office, Denair News, Briggsmore Avenue, CBSN Sacramento Feed, Daniel Reagan, Denair Liquor Store Armed Robbery, Denair Mart Liquor, Held Road


Second Amendment Supporters Must Remember Multiple Things Can Be True

Second Amendment Supporters Must Remember Multiple Things Can Be True, iStock-697763612 United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- One of the hardest parts of effectively defending the Second Amendment is figuring out how to straddle a lot of passions. If you’re not denouncing the National Rifle Association, you’re really in support of “Negotiating Rights Away.” Anyone who doesn’t accept the notion that Wayne LaPierre is running the organization into the ground is seen as a traitor to the Second Amendm...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Virginia, Reagan, Fbi, United States, Andrew Cuomo, Gun Rights, James, Second Amendment, Nra, Benitez, Harold, National Rifle Association, Wayne Lapierre, LaPierre


GO TO BED!!

So it seems that I'm making early morning blogging a habit now; I assume it's the only time when my "creative" mind starts blossoming. Today, I almost died of starvation...literally saw the white light, got my pizza and ate like no tomorrow.Rounded up the girlfriends today and circled the television to watch the season premiere of The Hills. Kudos to the script writer for The Hills...NOT! Horrible scripting. It's funny because all these girls act like they're all that, but if their placed in ...
Tags: Reagan, Humor, Chanel, Caribbean, Hills, Michelle, Audrina, Spencer WT


Silicon Valley Targets A Gun Manufacturer

Silicon Valley Targets A Gun Manufacturer Ohio/Social Media – -(AmmoLand.com)- If loyal Ammoland readers want to know why NYSRPA v. Bruen is not going to be a silver bullet to end the battle for our rights, they just need to look at Instagram’s actions towards an Ohio-based firearms manufacturer. Hi-Point Firearms doesn’t have the name recognition of Springfield Armory, Glock, Colt, or Smith and Wesson. In fact, it is, in some ways, the flip side of SIG-Sauer, Beretta, or Heckler and Koch. It...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Guns, Supreme Court, Reagan, United States, Ohio, Silicon Valley, Meta, Smith, Gun Rights, Second Amendment, Nra, Harold, Wayne Lapierre, Letitia James


Lessons From The 2021 Elections

I Voted sticker on a 30-round AR-15 magazine. IMG Jim Grant United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- After the 2019 and 2020 elections, some were feeling despair. How could we overcome Silicon Valley censorship, hostile media, and other attacks on our rights? Well, on November 2nd, Glenn Youngkin won the governorship of Virginia, with Winsome Sears and Jason Miyares winning the lieutenant governorship and the attorney general’s office. Republicans took the Virginia House of Delegates. In New Jersey, ...
Tags: New York, Guns, Supreme Court, Virginia, Reagan, United States, New Jersey, Silicon Valley, Biden, Gun Rights, Second Amendment, Nra, Harold, House of Delegates, McAuliffe, Wayne Lapierre


A former JPMorgan banker wants to draw conservatives to his 'unwoke' ETFs

REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Former JPMorgan Chase banker Daniel Grant has created "unwoke" ETFs and index funds. His firm has funds focused on companies with conservative stances on issues such as guns. Grant said ESG investing is a tax on profits, which should be a company's main focus. A former JPMorgan Chase banker launched owns firm focused on investing in "unwoke" companies.Daniel Grant, based in Nashville, Tennessee, is the president and CEO of 2ndVote Advisors. According to a Blo...
Tags: Corporate America, Disney, Trends, Markets, Reagan, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Bloomberg Businessweek, Donald Trump, Coca Cola, Grant, ESG, Jpmorgan, Nashville Tennessee, JPMorgan Chase, Daniel Grant


Does Anybody Really Know What Time It is?

The dinosaurs went extinct before grass and flowering plants evolved.There are caves in the Appalachian Mountains that predate the existence of land animals with bones. Not dinosaurs. Bones.Woolly mammoths were still around when the Great Pyramid was built.Cleopatra lived closer to the Apollo 11 moon landings than to the construction of the Pyramids of Giza.The University of Oxford is older than the Inca Empire.Cambridge University is older than the Aztecs.For the first few years after Harvard ...
Tags: Japan, UK, England, France, Pets, US, Reagan, Harvard, United States, Chuck Grassley, New Zealand, Angela Lansbury, Tom Cruise, Martin Luther King, Donald Trump, Betty White


The Disaster Gambit

[photo by Matt Brown] And so another presidential election is upon us. I really hope I get to vote for a Sanders-led ticket in November. I would do it wholeheartedly: I have loved that guy since he was a regular on Thom Hartmann’s radio show. I want him to win the nomination. He still might. I guess we’ll know more on Tuesday.      But this post isn’t about Sanders. It’s about what some progressives are threatening to do if he isn’t the nominee. It’s about an argument that ...
Tags: Obama, America, Reagan, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Jazz, Warren, Hitler, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Hillary, Clinton, Sarah Palin, Trump, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Sanders


Loving Hillary

She’s never gonna make you love her. In fact, she’d probably be offended if you tried—she has grandchildren for that.     (Samantha Bee) During my brief and bitter foray into post-doctoral academic life more than a decade ago, I had a friend and colleague who swore by the mantra “the best ideas win.” I liked that, though I always worried it was a little naive. Not only did it not come to pass at the institution where we worked, but we were living through the presidency o...
Tags: Nbc, Supreme Court, Obama, Stephen Colbert, US, Barack Obama, Reagan, Hillary Clinton, Jazz, Madonna, Colbert, Lincoln, John Kerry, Republican, Johnson, Donald Trump


Elizabeth

One of the videos documenting last Wednesday’s violence shows a mace-saturated woman named Elizabeth, upset that someone stopped her and her associates from “storming the Capitol,” because “it’s a revolution.” Those of us who weren’t there sift through these fragments of visual evidence, like the scattered pieces of some shitty, tedious jigsaw puzzle. There are a million details to get our heads around. I see this video, and maybe my thoughts are like yours. I don’t know Elizabeth. I’m sure...
Tags: Reagan, Ronald Reagan, Jazz, Elizabeth, Jerry Lewis, Doc Brown, Andrew Durkin


Presidents and the Outdoors

The election season is almost over. To relate it to another season going on right now, this is likely the time of the rut for deer. This is when all the activity is going strong and hard. Neither of the two top candidates seems to have any passion for outdoors activities in this cycle. I just don’t picture either Clinton or Trump as the hunting and fishing type. I don’t even picture them as paddlers, bikers, hikers, climbers or campers. It hasn’t always been that way though. The la...
Tags: New York, Africa, America, Georgia, Reagan, Sport, Jimmy Carter, Paul ryan, Fishing, Cheney, Clinton, Trump, Bush, Carter, Roosevelt, Hershey


Rep. John Katko defends his vote for the bipartisan infrastructure bill by noting Reagan 'cut deals all the time with Democrats'

Rep. John Katko of New York. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool Republican Rep. John Katko defended his vote for the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. In a Spectrum 1 interview, Katko credited Reagan for working with Democrats to pass legislation. The congressman said that the bill would address the "atrocious state of our infrastructure." GOP Rep. John Katko of New York on Tuesday defended his support of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure legislation, invoking former Presid...
Tags: Politics, New York, California, White House, US, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden, Gop, Ronald Reagan, House, Nancy Pelosi, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, New York State


Boogie Nights Ending Explained: Hanging In And Hanging Out

With the release of Paul Thomas Anderson's new film "Licorice Pizza" fast approaching, a reexamination of his similarly '70s-set breakout "Boogie Nights" feels appropriate. Though packed with unyielding moments of exhilaration and intrigue throughout its 155 minute runtime, the film's ending drives home sorrowful sentiments on the collapse of the "Golden Age" of filmmaking — both pornographic and commercial — as well as containing the jaw-dropping reveal of Dirk Diggler's (Mark Wahlberg) impress...
Tags: Movies, Julianne Moore, Reagan, Roger Ebert, Mark Wahlberg, Jurassic Park, Andy Warhol, Grantland, Paul Thomas Anderson, Scorsese, Bill, Jack, Ridley Scott, Eddie, Spielberg, Jones


Pros and Cons of Two Likely Outcomes From NYSRPA v. Bruen

The Roberts Court, April 23, 2021Seated from left to right: Justices Samuel A. Alito, Jr. and Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia SotomayorStanding from left to right: Justices Brett M. Kavanaugh, Elena Kagan, Neil M. Gorsuch, and Amy Coney Barrett.Photograph by Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States Supreme Court – -(AmmoLand.com)- After the oral arguments in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association vs...
Tags: New York, Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, White House, Reagan, Gun Control, Gun Rights, Second Amendment, Thomas, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts, McDonald, Harold, Roberts, Roberts Court


When Nikola Tesla Claimed to Have Invented a “Death Ray,” Capable of Destroying Enemies 250 Miles Away & Making War Obsolete

Just last week I visited Niagara Falls and beheld the noble-looking statue of Nikola Tesla installed there. It struck me as a fitting tribute to the inventor of the Death Ray. But then, its presence probably had more to do with Tesla’s having advised the builders of the falls’ power plant to use two-phase alternating current, the form of electricity of which he’s now remembered as a pioneer. And in any case, Tesla never actually invented a death ray, or at least he never demonstrated one. He di...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, College, Germany, Tesla, Reagan, History, Fbi, Nikola Tesla, Donald Trump, Seoul, Clinton, Belgrade, Niagara Falls, Waldorf Astoria, Yugoslavia


Second Amendment Supporters Remember That Nothing Is Guaranteed

Take Action Time to Act United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Almost two decades ago, there was a book that was pretty much boasting how Democrats would have an enduring majority. How is that working out? Well, if some of their strategists are to be believed, it isn’t. How has that happened? We can speculate on a lot of the reasons why, but there is one thing that Second Amendment supporters should keep in mind: There are no guarantees or sure things. This should be kept in mind by Second Amendmen...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Guns, Supreme Court, Virginia, Reagan, House Of Representatives, Silicon Valley, Andrew Cuomo, Gun Rights, Second Amendment, Nra, McDonald, Harold, ATF, Heller, Gun Rights News


Did You Think Cuomo And James Only Wanted The NRA Destroyed?

Did You Think Cuomo And James Only Wanted The NRA Destroyed? New York/United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- One refrain often heard in relation to the assaults on the National Rifle Association launched by former New York governor Andrew Cuomo and New York attorney general Letitia James is that this fight has no implications for other pro-Second Amendment groups. They think it’s just because the NRA is a mess. Some even look forward to the demise of “Negotiating Rights Away.” No doubt, the NRA has...
Tags: New York, Guns, Reagan, Silicon Valley, Andrew Cuomo, First Amendment, Cuomo, Second Amendment, Nra, Harold, National Rifle Association, LaPierre, Maria Vullo, Dan Gross, New York United States, Letitia James


Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger stood up to Trump and wants to inspire a GOP revival. But he'll have to make it past his party's own voters first.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a presser Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Atlanta AP Photo/John Bazemore Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger wants to lead the charge on a major GOP reset. Raffensperger spoke to Insider about his new book "Integrity Counts" and his vision for the party. "We have to face the brutal truth: as Republicans, we have not won the popular vote nationwide since 2004," he said. "Honesty. Hard work. Decency. Patriotism," Georgia's R...
Tags: Politics, Senate, White House, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Reagan, Joe Biden, Gop, Ronald Reagan, Arizona, US Senate, Nevada, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump