As I was traveling from Jacksonville, Florida back home up the I-95, hundreds of electric power service vehicles from several companies were making their way south. Among those service vehicles were the ubiquitous Asplundh tree clearing trucks meshed in between the convoys. For people living on the East Coast, these were anxious days because as we traveled north, Hurricane Dorian was predicted to turn the direction we were headed, missing landfall in Florida, where all the emergency vehicles were headed.
While there may be power outages and other wind-caused damage from the storm, unpredictable storms like Dorian stretch the ability of government entities, including public utilities, to accommodate the needs of people who are in harm’s way. If government cannot protect us at all times and in all places—and that is never feasible or desirable, much less possible—how are individuals supposed to protect themselves in the wake of a disaster absent law enforcement?
A North Carolina woman was charged Tuesday with tying up her husband and severing his penis.
Carteret County sheriff’s deputies responded to the Newport home of Victoria Thomas Frabutt and her 61-year-old husband, James Frabutt, around 4 a.m. James Frabutt told officers his wife cut him after tying him up, the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
I will be 83 years old in October and will be the first to admit that, for the most part, the world has totally outpaced me technologically, style-wise, musically, and certainly insofar as what is and is not socially acceptable.
And while an octogenarian fiddle player from Tennessee may be miles and decades behind in recognizing and embracing the “in” thing and what is socially acceptable in this ever-changing beehive we live in, there are a few eternal truths that can never go out of style or be pushed to the side and ignored if the human race is to continue to exist and be anything except separate stubborn, recalcitrant warring clans, each totally and implacably committed to their idea as to the societal, political and moral boundaries of the nation.
When Walmart made its most recent decision to flip the firearms industry the bird by changing multiple policies, Hornady Manufacturing reminded all of us that they stopped doing business with the retail giant back in 2007. Jason Hornady’s quote from 2007, shows that the company sticks to its values and doesn’t shy away from making tough decisions. Jason is the vice president of Hornady, and we were able to pick his brain about his past dealings with Walmart and what he thinks the effects will be from Walmart’s decision.
A short while ago, a friend of mine who is an ardent advocate in “social media” of the entire Second Amendment—including its first thirteen words, “[a] well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State”—related a verbal altercation he had with a proponent of the so-called “individual-right theory” of the Amendment, which focuses exclusively on its last fourteen words, “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” This fellow chided my friend on the grounds that, were “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms” tied in any manner whatsoever to the Militia, tens of millions of Americans now capable of exercising “the individual right” with respect to some (albeit not all) kinds of firearms could (and probably would) be denied a right to possess any firearms whatsoever, because they could (and probably would) be excluded from the Militia. Recognizing this complaint as the product of a variety of industrial-strength ignorance that afflicts all too many Americans today, I felt it incumbent upon me to post a rejoinder.
The long, difficult saga of Colt’s Manufacturing has taken another turn. Firearms distributer RSR Group has sent an email blast to their retail customers announcing that Colt will no longer produce long guns for the retail market.
Sylvester H. Roper, second child or Merrick Roper, was born in Francistown, Vermont, November 24, 1823.
He married first Almira D. Hill of Peterboro, Vermont, April 23, 1845, and (second) Ellen. F. Robinson, of
Lynn, Massachusetts, October 28, 1873. When a boy, he displayed a remarkable degree of precocity in
mechanics, and his career as an inventor proved him to be without a rival in mechanical genius among
those who have gone out from Francistown. At twelve years of age, although he had not seen a steam
engine, he constructed a small stationary engine which is now preserved in the laboratory of the
Francistown Academy. Two years later he made a locomotive, and shortly afterward saw at Nashua for the
first time in his life a railroad locomotive.
The man who allegedly stabbed several people this morning at a west-side Tallahassee business was identified as Antwann D. Brown, a current employee at Dyke Industries.
He was involved in a dispute at the office before the stabbing, which police said occurred with a pocket-knife style weapon.
We’re going to assume your primary goal is to protect your firearms inventory from confiscation—any other conflicting goals should be set aside for a few minutes.
If defiantly putting a “Come and take it” sign in your front yard is most important to you, this article won’t be much benefit. But feel free to read on anyway.
Back on the 2nd of the month, I did a post on The Pothole HERE.
The other day, I had my camera with me so I figured I’d snatch a couple pictures so you could check it out for yourself. You can see where the City came along and tossed in a couple shovelfuls of asphalt to keep out-of-towners from having another blow out, but Bubba wasn’t going to put himself out too much – that hole’s still a good 6-8 inches deep.
More than a quarter of Democrats say it should be against the law to join pro-gun rights organizations such as the National Rifle Association (NRA), according to a Rasmussen poll.