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Hometown: Rock Springs, Wyoming
Current location: Sweetwater County, Wyoming & Citrus County, Florida
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FBI report on active shooters during 2016-2017

Interesting read, if you are into this sort of thing. Does it challenge any positions?
https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/active-shooter-incidents-us-2016-2017.pdf/view

illegal gun factory busted in Montreal.

Photos have emerged of an underground gun factory which operated in Montreal, Canada to produce high quality copies of the TEC-9 / DC-10 submachine gun for the criminal market. This model of illicit craft produced machine pistol was previously documented having appeared seized in several police operations.

The factory was discovered by accident after a burglar alarm altered police to the warehouse of the company located in LaSalle borough. Vice-president of Perfection Metal, Pierre Larivière, 60 and Jean-Pierre Huot, 59 are facing charges relating to the 2014 find. Employees at the factory were apparently told that they were manufacturing parts for paintball guns.

An easily recognizable feature of these guns is that unlike the original molded polymer lower receiver of the TEC-9 / DC-10, copies were produced using two CNC-machined halves bolted together for ease of construction:

https://homemadeguns.wordpress.com/2018/04/20/photos-of-illegal-tec-9-submachine-gun-factory-operating-in-montreal/

For those who never heard of the TEC-9
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TEC-9

My question is where customers get the ammo, since you have to have a PAL to buy ammo legally.

Cody gains the Western Writers of America Hall of Fame

What would the conversation be if

the loser in Parkland actually used an automatic weapon, be it from the black market or made in the back shed Luty or STEN?

RIP John Perry Barlow

Wyoming native John Perry Barlow, an internet activist and former lyricist for the Grateful Dead, has died.

The digital-rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation said in a statement that Barlow died early Wednesday morning in his sleep at age 70. The cause of death was not immediately known.

Barlow, who grew up on a ranch near Pinedale, Wyoming, co-founded the EFF in 1990 to champion free expression and privacy online.


http://www.tribtown.com/2018/02/08/wy-john-barlow-death/

Snow day? Go hunting!

Recent snow and ice in Mississippi have caused headaches for many across the state this week, but for two brothers from Batesville, the icy accumulation turned into pure gold.

"I was actually working yesterday morning (Tuesday) and they called and said they were out of school, again," Marcus Christon said. "So, I went home and surprised them and took them hunting."

Christon said he and his two sons, M.J., 11, and Tyler, 10, decided to hunt from a box stand with a heater inside, but conditions were still frigid.




https://www.clarionledger.com/story/sports/outdoors/2018/01/18/deer-bucks-hunting-mississippi-brothers/1040697001/

What if Stephen Willeford grabbed a .30-30 instead of a .223?

I'm old enough to remember when (and in rural areas) lever action .30-30s were not uncommon patrol rifles as well as being popular hunting rifles. In fact, one of my cop relatives had a Marlin scabbard under his sheriff's car seat. (Yes, it was in Wyoming, but his name isn't Longmire.)
Given the worthless POS was wearing armor, and Mr. Willeford aimed his AR to avoid the kevlar plates.
My alternative history? There wouldn't be a high-speed chase with a mortally wounded thug.

A Canadian take on the subject

538 researcher's discovery about guns

Before I started researching gun deaths, gun-control policy used to frustrate me. I wished the National Rifle Association would stop blocking common-sense gun-control reforms such as banning assault weapons, restricting silencers, shrinking magazine sizes and all the other measures that could make guns less deadly.

Then, my colleagues and I at FiveThirtyEight spent three months analyzing all 33,000 lives ended by guns each year in the United States, and I wound up frustrated in a whole new way. We looked at what interventions might have saved those people, and the case for the policies I’d lobbied for crumbled when I examined the evidence. The best ideas left standing were narrowly tailored interventions to protect subtypes of potential victims, not broad attempts to limit the lethality of guns.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/i-used-to-think-gun-control-was-the-answer-my-research-told-me-otherwise/2017/10/03/d33edca6-a851-11e7-92d1-58c702d2d975_story.html?tid=pm_pop&utm_term=.02e0ab415349

bear spray vs revolver

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