Category Archives: Politics

Gun Grip: How I Improved in Five Seconds

So many would still call me a newbie in terms of shooting. I can shoot my PPQ with nearly pinpoint accuracy, but I couldn’t necessarily put five round in an 5″ circle at 5 yards in five seconds. My second shot would always be super low and left as I slapped the trigger and overcompensated for recoil. But I have a habit of watching a ton of videos, taking courses, and the like. Even the ones who might be hated, because I believe everybody can teach us something.  Continue reading Gun Grip: How I Improved in Five Seconds

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Challenge Accepted: Helping Others at the Range

So, a couple of years ago, I posted a challenge to all my shooter friends to be good ambassadors, and help receptive new shooters. And I was reminded of a fairly recent situation I encountered on my local range. Continue reading Challenge Accepted: Helping Others at the Range

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My Walther CCP – A Review

It’s time for my review of my new two-tone Walther CCP – Concealed Carry Pistol.  Continue reading My Walther CCP – A Review

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Clinton Defenses: Hackers and Politicians Are Apparently Not Liable

[Warning: Slight Rambling Ahead]

Between March 2011 and May 2013, a phisher stole over 300 Apple and Gmail accounts, including many celebrities. (No, this is different from some more recent, but very similar, cases) Andrew Helton of Oregon was found guilty and sentenced recently: six months in prison plus two years of supervised release. He could have gotten up to five years.

So why do I call this a “Clinton Defense Lite”? Because Helton’s attorney, Shanon L. Gray, argued that Helton shouldn’t go to prison at all, simply because his client didn’t use any expertise.

There was no expertise involved. All I did was essentially copy and paste – Andrew Helton

Continue reading Clinton Defenses: Hackers and Politicians Are Apparently Not Liable

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Downtown Denver Shooting – 15th and Wynkoop

This one came very close to home – and not entirely figuratively.

Earlier this afternoon, an apparent lone gunman gained access to the building at 1536 Wynkoop in Downtown Denver and began shooting. Right now, I don’t have his name (nor would I publish it here, if I did), nor a motive or what type of weapon he used. What drives this to me is another factor: his location. Continue reading Downtown Denver Shooting – 15th and Wynkoop

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Fifth Amendment Violated – Suspect Jailed Without Sentence for Not Giving Up Password

This is utter bullshit. We have the protection of the Fifth Amendment that prevents our government to force a testimony that incriminates oneself, or to be jailed or punished without due process of law.

And yet, that’s EXACTLY what’s happening here.  Continue reading Fifth Amendment Violated – Suspect Jailed Without Sentence for Not Giving Up Password

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BOOK REVIEW – Deadly Force – Understanding Your Right to Self Defense (Ayoob)

Deadly Force – Understanding Your Right to Self Defense is a book I received as part of my new membership to Armed Citizen’s Legal Defense Network. I did not know this was the book I would receive, but I was glad, since the book had been on my list for some time prior to becoming an ACLDN member. Continue reading BOOK REVIEW – Deadly Force – Understanding Your Right to Self Defense (Ayoob)

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OnCamera and Using Your Phone as a Defensive Tool

So earlier today, somebody showed me this video of the use of an app called OnCamera. The idea is that a potential victim, who has already signed up for the service, notices an attack about to come upon her (or him, let’s not be sexist, here). She grabs her phone out of her purse or pocket, presses a “big red button”. That person would almost immediately be in a two-way video conversation with the police. The victim would point the phone at the attacker – presumably so the camera would record his/her face), and a live police officer “First Officer” says something like “Your face has been recorded. If you walk away, you will be free to go. If you continue, you will be arrested…” blah blah blah. Continue reading OnCamera and Using Your Phone as a Defensive Tool

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No Government-Mandated Decryption

So it appears the federal government, supposedly under the purview of the Obama administration, won’t seek to create a law to force back doors into encryption.

But that’s not the entire story. You still need to be cognizant of your communications, and here’s where it gets tricky. Continue reading No Government-Mandated Decryption

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The “New” G2 R.I.P. Bullet – The Last You’ll Ever Need…?

Okay, so a lot of people have been sending me links, or tagging me on Facebook, or the like about this “new” R.I.P. round from G2.

Some of the claims:

  • 14-16″ Penetration
  • Up to 6″ diameter spread
  • 92 gr. solid copper / lead free projectile
  • 2″ grouping at 25 yrds
  • 1265 FPS average (+/- 10%)
  • 9 Separate Wound Channels
  • Precision Machined
  • Solid Copper / Lead Free
  • Defeats all known barriers such as sheet metal, sheet rock, windshields, plywood, heavy winter clothing.

But is it really all it’s cracked up to be? Thankfully, I don’t need to test it. Plenty of people more experienced than I already have.

Continue reading The “New” G2 R.I.P. Bullet – The Last You’ll Ever Need…?

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