Best States for Concealed Carry in 2013Guns & Ammo

After ranking the Best States for Gun Owners in 2013, we’re back to rank the Best Concealed Carry States.

Since federal law specifically addressing the issuance of concealed carry licenses does not yet exist in the U.S., individual states are left with the task of regulating concealed carry laws within their own borders.   Continue reading “The Best Concealed Carry States in 2013”

Activist Post – by Brandon Turbeville

Update: RT is now reporting that an Obama administration official has confirmed to CNN that this was in fact an Israeli attack. There is still no comment from the Syrian or Israeli government. (Source)

On the heels of a reported chemical attack committed by the death squads on the Syria/Turkey border, a massive explosion has completely destroyed a Syrian air defense base in Snobar Jableh, Syria which is located near Latakia, a port city on the coast of the Mediterranean. Snobar Jableh is just south of Latakia.   Continue reading “Confirmed: Israeli Attack on Syria Air Defense Facility”

The Hill – by Elise Viebeck

House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa on Thursday subpoenaed Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius over ObamaCare’s rocky rollout.

Issa (R-Calif.) accused Sebelius’s agency of withholding documents that would shed light on why launched with massive technical problems on Oct. 1.    Continue reading “Rep. Issa subpoenas Sebelius”

Infowars – by David Knight

Most gun control advocates still cloak their true intentions behind opposition to “assault rifles”. But some are coming out of the closet, explicitly or tacitly admitting that their goal is a full ban on private arms. Gen McChrystal said in Jan 2013, “I think serious action is necessary. Sometimes we talk about very limited actions on the edges and I just don’t think that’s enough,” he said.  Translation: we’ve been infringing on the Second Amendment, now we need to get serious and ban arms.   Continue reading “The War on Ammo”

Max Velocity Tactical

I have mentioned in a couple of previous posts the Rhodesian method of ‘cover shooting’ (The Drake Method). In response to that, a reader sent me a link to a good article on it. I am going to provide that link, some excerpts, and commentary.

Main article Link:   Continue reading “Rhodesian Cover Shooting (The Drake Method)”

news standsCity AM – by James Waterson

THE QUEEN last night approved a royal charter that paves the way for state oversight of the media, in a move that risks ending centuries of press freedom.

All three leading political parties backed the regulatory framework, which was given the go-ahead by a meeting of the privy council at Buckingham Palace.   Continue reading “Press regulator given approval by the Queen”

Motherboard – by Brian Merchant

North Dakota is a nasty, oily mess, and nobody bothered to tell anyone who lives there. Since 2012, there have been nearly 750 “oil field incidents” in the boomtown state, none of which were reported to the public. According to records obtained by the Associated Press, nearly 300 of these were serious spills.

That’s a little insane. Oil spills are drenching wilderness, farmland, and public lands, and said public often has no idea it’s happening. That’s because North Dakota law doesn’t require either oil companies or public officials to inform the citizenry that toxic fluids are bursting out of pipelines and oozing from extraction sites.   Continue reading “There Were 300 OIl Spills in North Dakota, and Nobody Told North Dakotans About Any of Them”

Bloomberg – by Tom Schoenberg

The U.S. Justice Department is taking a leading role in a global investigation into possible manipulation of the $5.3 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market, a department official said.

Mythili Raman, acting head of the criminal division, said in an interview yesterday that the department’s criminal and antitrust divisions have an “active investigation” into possible manipulation of foreign exchange rates. She declined to name specific institutions under scrutiny or say when the probe began.   Continue reading “U.S. in Leading Role in Global Currency Rigging Probe”

Information Clearinghouse – by Andrew Napolitano

When German Chancellor Angela Merkel celebrated the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Berlin in 2008, she could not have imagined that she was blessing the workplace for the largest and most effective gaggle of American spies anywhere outside of the U.S.

It seems straight out of a grade-B movie, but it has been happening for the past eleven years: The NSA has been using Merkel as an instrument to spy on the president of the United States.    Continue reading “NSA Spying on the President”

Justice AlitoAmmoLand – by AWR Hawkins

Washington DC – -(  With the war against self-defense currently being waged via the Democrat-led attack on “Stand Your Ground” laws, it’s important to revisit Associate Justice Samuel Alito’s words from McDonald v Chicago (2010): “Individual self-defense is ‘the central component’ of the 2nd Amendment right.”

McDonald v Chicago was a case brought by Otis McDonald against gun bans that prevented him from having a firearm with which to defend his life and property.   Continue reading “Justice Alito: Self-Defense is ‘The Central Component’ of the 2nd Amendment”

US SenateAmmoLand

WASHINGTON D.C. –-( U.S. Senators Mark Pryor (D-AR), John Boozman (R-AR), Thad Cochran (R-MS), and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) today introduced the Farmer and Hunter Protection Act to prevent the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) from unfairly penalizing farmers and sportsmen for rolling their fields during hunting season.

During the summer of 2012, weather conditions in the Southeast caused some harvested rice fields to re-head, creating accidental second growth crops. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service may now view these second growth crops that have been rolled as baited fields, even though this practice was recommended by local cooperative extension services as a way to return nutrients to the soil. Inadvertent baiting of a field can level a fine of up to $100,000 for a farmer, $15,000 for a hunter, and prohibit hunting on the land.   Continue reading “Bipartisan Group of Senators Fight to Protect Farmers & Hunters from Burdensome Regulations”

Wisconsin State Journal – by DEE J. HALL and JEFF GLAZE

Assembly Republicans late Wednesday scrapped a bill that would have expanded who could bring guns into Wisconsin schools, a day before it was scheduled for a committee vote.

The move came after Rep. Joel Kleefisch, R-Oconomowoc, introduced an amendment to allow anyone with a concealed carry permit to bring a gun to school. School and law enforcement officials immediately lined up against the proposal.   Continue reading “Wisconsin: Assembly Republicans scrap bill expanding who could bring guns into schools”

The Atlantic – by JAMES HAMBLIN

In 1950, there were 2.5 billion humans. Today there are just over 7 billion. In another 30 years, according to U.S. Census Bureau projections, there will be more than 9 billion.

Brad Lyon has a doctoral degree in mathematics and does software development. He wanted to make those numbers visual. Last year he and designer Bill Snebold made a hugely popular interactive simulation map of births and deaths in the U.S. alone—the population of which is on pace to increase 44 percent by 2050. Now, Lyon takes on the world.   Continue reading “A Real-Time Map of Births and Deaths”