PSA: November 4th 2017

First, no one knows what “antifa” is planning on November 4th. Forget all the fearmongering “they’re planning civil war” hype clickbait headlines I keep seeing all over social media.

While I tend to laugh at the antifa dirtbags and their antics as much as the next guy, I am very concerned about this November 4th fiasco in light of the intel I’ve gathered about the groups involved and the statements they’re making. Couple that with the escalation in incidents of unprovoked physical violence and well, I’m concerned.

Here’s what we do know:

  • The leftist organization Refuse Fascism is calling for mass protests/civil disturbance starting on November 4th 2017.
  • Antifa has stated that they are working hand in hand with Resist Fascism for the November 4th date.
  • Refuse Fascism states in their November 4th posts that Antifa are welcome.
  • The Revolutionary Communist Party USA has a very rambling (and slightly insane) statement about November 4th on their news site.

You can read the whole thing here, but this is the bit that concerns me:

What people don’t know, and need to know, is that THEY ARE THE WAY OUT OF THE NIGHTMARE, if they join together and act outside all the normal avenues that they expect society and government to provide for redress of their concerns—outside the ways that they would normally think of to act themselves for remedy. Waiting for investigations, waiting for the Democrats to act, thinking that Trump will implode, hoping for 2018 Congressional elections, even protesting each abuse—as righteous and part of people raising their heads as such protest is, these are all acting within the normal frameworks that people have grown accustomed to thinking and acting within for change in policy and direction. 

– post about November 4th 2017

We also know some other things:

  • Steven Crowder sent someone undercover in an antifa cell and he recorded video of them handing out weapons to “stab nazis” and discussing ambushes involving firearms. 
  • Their definition of “Nazi” seems to look a whole lot like anyone who isn’t far left.
  • Antifa likes to get violent at events.
  • Refuse Fascism likes to block freeways.
  • George Soros just dumped $18 billion into what is now the largest activism group in the world.

Now, the antifa cell that Crowder penetrated was arrested by local PD, so that particular group isn’t currently a threat, however couple the revcom statement above with what we saw in Crowder’s video, and Soros’ $18 BILLION, and this is now a credible threat.

All three groups I’ve talked about have stated that this November 4th fiasco is just the beginning, they’re talking in terms of starting on November 4th and continuing for days, weeks, or months.

So we have one group discussing on film using small unit tactics to ambush people they disagree with and lure them into staged ambushes using rifles and shotguns, and the other two talking about mass protest/disruption until the lawfully elected President and everyone associated with his administration are removed, possibly months.

Add to this all now a deputy US Marshall going on video stating that they have credible intel that antifa plans to target first responders and you’ve got quite the recipe for chaos.

Could this lead to Civil War? Well, yeah. At least potentially. Will it? Doubtful.

But, I think the time has come for us law abiding gun owners to start evaluating this riff raff as a credible threat. They’re targeting you.

Be smart. Don’t go get involved in protests (even high speed low drag operator types can easily find an ice pick in their kidney in the chaos we’ve seen in the last few protests). Pay attention to the news, and don’t get stuck in traffic jams caused by this nonsense. Make sure your friends and family know what is going on here and what is potentially at stake. If you live in a major metro area (especially one being targeted for the November 4th fiasco), make contingency plans and plan an evacuation route. Make sure you have gas in the car and a go bag or two prepared.

I’m not saying it’s go time, but be alert and be prepared.

Don’t play their game, and don’t let their bluster control your life, but be aware of the herd mentality and how fast things can go from “hey that’s not really cool” to “oh look half of LA is on fire.” Learn the lessons of the 1992 LA riots. 

Now think about what we’ve seen over the last couple of years in Furgeson, and Charleston, and Berkeley, and many other places. Protracted civil disturbance can have a very real and very severe impact on your day to day life, and as tensions rise it becomes more likely that an inciting incident will occur which ignites a riot.

These are the locations and times I’ve found that have been gathered from posters advertising the November 4th fiasco:

  • Seattle, WA – 12pm, 4th & Janes St. (Seattle City Hall Plaza)
  • Portland, OR – 2pm, Salmon & Fountain
  • San Francisco, CA – 3pm, Union Square
  • Los Angeles, CA – 1pm, Pershing Square
  • Philadelphia, PA – 2pm, Thomas Paine Plaza (1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.)
  • Honolulu, HI – 9:30am, Ala Moana Park (EWA Side)
  • Cleveland, OH – 1pm, Public Square
  • Chicago, IL – 1pm, 219 Dearborn (Federal Plaza)
  • Boston, MA – 4pm, 1 Franklin St. (Shoppers Plaza)
  • Austin, TX – 1pm, 422 Guadalupe St. (Republic Square Park)
  • Atlanta, GA – 4pm, Euclid & Moreland Ave. NE (Little 5 Points/Findlay Plaza)

I hope I’m totally wrong, and this all turns out to be nothing to worry about. 


Guns Criminals Actually Use: 11AUG17 Edition

From the local PD’s Facebook page:


On August 6th, 2017 at 11:34 P.M., Southeast District Officers Ger Vang and John Alonzo were conducting proactive patrol in the area of 6Th Street and Nevada Avenue. While in the area officers avoided a collision from 39 year old Fresno resident Juan Manuel Cortez-Rico who failed to stop at the stop sign while traveling West on Nevada and North on 6th Street.  

Upon stopping Cortez-Rico for such violation he was found to be driving without a driver’s license and positively identified by his photographed Mexican Matricula Consular I.D. During the search incident to arrest of Cortez-Rico officers felt the frame of a metal type flashlight on one end and the handle of a handgun on the other end. Cortez-Rico had a self-made silencer made from a flashlight affixed to his fully loaded Raven Arms 25 semi auto handgun stuffed in his waistband. The handgun serial numbers were scratched off along with Cortez-Rico being in possession of street level amount of narcotics.          

Cortez-Rico was arrested and booked into the Fresno County Jail on several different weapons/ narcotics charges without any further incident. Please see the attached photograph of the recovered firearm and suspect Cortez-Rico. 

Possible sicario? Maybe.

Let’s sum up:

  • Possession of a silencer is a felony in California.
  • Definite NFA violation.
  • Possession of a “high capacity” magazine? (I wasn’t aware that the Raven .25 held 13 rounds).
  • Possession of Schedule 1 narcotics.
  • Possession of a firearm by a foreign alien.
  • Altering or removing the identifying marks of a firearm (that’s a Federal crime, but also a felony to possess a firearm with altered serial number in California).

Apparently California needs to pass a law prohibiting being a menace to south central while driving Fast and Furiously.

I wonder if Jango Fett here is related to Kevin Leon?

Rifle or “Assault Weapon”?

As we near the 2016 Election day, I am sad to report that the stupid is surfacing in force on the interwebs.

I’ve had enough run ins with people defending the criminal Clinton’s “I respect the Second Amendment, but…” garbage, which inevitably leads to them trying to convince… someone (I’m not sure who because I’ve forgotten more about firearms and firearms law than they will ever know) that “Assault Weapons are bad mmmkay?”

Look, there is no easy or simple way to say this other than: you’re a buffoon if you believe that an “Assault Weapon” is a thing other than a code word for “guns that look scary, but are no different than other guns that don’t.”

Harsh? Maybe, but anti civil rights gun grabbers seem to have a hard time with the truth.

Look, let me give you an example of why you look like a complete and utter moron when you parrot the “Assault Weapons are too dangerous…” type of drivel that the gun grabbers have been feeding you for 30 years.

This is a basic AR15:


Super scary assault weapon baby killing murder machine, complete with “shoulder thing that goes up”

Caliber: 5.56 Nato/.223 Remington
Action: Gas operated magazine fed semi-automatic
Cyclic Rate: 800 rounds per minute 
Effective Rate of Fire (RoF): 12-15 rounds per minute 
Semi-automatic Rate of Fire (RoF): 45 rounds per minute
Factory Magazine Capacity: 10-32 round magazine (depending on model configuration)


Now this is a Ruger Mini-14:


Wood stock, hunting rifle (this one is actually a Ranch Rifle model)

Caliber: 5.56 Nato/.223 Remington
Action: Gas operated magazine fed semi-automatic
Cyclic Rate: 750 rounds per minute
Effective Rate of Fire (RoF): 12-15 rounds per minute
Semi-automatic Rate of Fire (RoF): 45 rounds per minute
Factory Magazine Capacity: 5-30 round magazine (depending on model configuration)

Now let’s talk about that for a moment.

Cyclic Rate is a technical measurement, showing a theoretical maximum rate of fire. The Cyclic Rate for both of these rifles is kind of a lie, because neither of those rifles are fully automatic, and the Cyclic Rate is measured in fully automatic fire with an “unlimited magazine” (these are special testing devices that use a machine to continually feed ammunition into the rifle, and they’re about the size of a large desk). The Cyclic Rate for both of these rifles was measured on their fully automatic variants (the AR15 used the M16A2 info and the Mini-14 used the AC-556 info). As applied to these rifles the Cyclic Rate is simply the measurement of how fast the action can cycle in one minute under ideal test conditions on average.

The Effective Rate of Fire is the rate that these rifles can sustain firing without mechanical malfunction or meltdown over an extended period of time (I believe the testing criteria is one hour of sustained fire).

Semi-automatic Rate of Fire is measured by wildly pulling the trigger as fast as possible, without any kind of aiming, while changing factory capacity magazines as needed. This is nowhere near real world effective rates of fire when requiring aiming.

Factory Magazine Capacity is the quantity of cartridges that can be held in the magazines that ship from the factory. Both are available from the factory with 30 round magazines, both are available from the factory with 10 round magazines.

Effective Rate of Fire is the key performance metric when evaluating the capabilities of a weapon for use in fighting.

Functionally these are the same weapon. Functionally they are identical other than the mechanical design of the action.

The Ar15 is often called a “weapon of war” by the gun grabbers, but this is simply not true. The Ar15 is not issued to any of our 2,000,000+ military personnel.

Still feel like “Assault Weapons” are evil and rifles are ok?

These are also Ruger Mini-14 rifles:

These are functionally the same rifle.

These are functionally the same rifle, cosmetic changes make three of those “assault weapons” in California.

This is also a Ruger Mini-14:

tacticool-miniSame exact rifle as above with cosmetic changes only.

You’re basically saying that I am not allowed to paint my car, or put aftermarket accessories on it that you don’t like.

And this is also an AR15:

California compliant "featureless" AR15

California compliant “featureless” AR15, 100% legal despite California having an enforced “Assault Weapons” ban for more than 25 years.

When you advocate banning “assault weapons” you are saying one of two things:

  1. I don’t like scary black guns, so ban those despite them being mechanically identical to ones I’m ok with. Or..
  2. I don’t know anything about guns other than we need to ban them all, but I’m too much of a coward to just come out and say it, and also I think gun owners are too stupid to realize what my actual goal is.

I assure you, us gun owners are not stupid, and we will not entertain your silly antics. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.



Wear Orange for gun control?

Wear Orange for gun control. So like this?


Sadly, California is just that stupid.

Grab your helmets, it’s getting retarded here.


Your intentions don’t matter; what matters is the consequences of your actions


This is mostly addressed to the people conducting a coordinated “shaming” campaign against the Congressional Representatives who voted against the latest Federal Gun Control legislation (but the rest of you gun grabbers can learn a thing or two here so pay attention). You people should be ashamed of yourselves, and you’d do well to pay attention to the truths behind this rant. If you push this nation into a bloody revolution, you will be held to account for your actions.

As the man once said, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

In light of everything that has gone on since the Sandy Hook shooting it’s patently obvious that the people who are pushing gun bans and restrictions in the US have no idea what they are fucking with.

For the last four years guns shops have been doing brisk business, selling tens of thousands of firearms a month (to law abiding citizens), with frequent ammo shortages in all of the major calibers. For the past 12 months one of the maybe 10-12 guns shops in my city of ~600,000 people has had a stack of 4473’s (this is the paperwork for buying a firearm from a dealer) that is 10-12″ thick sitting behind their counter (this is only 10 days worth of purchases where I live).

For the past three months that stack of 4473’s has been two 14-18″ stacks. Magazines holding more than 10 rounds are pretty much gone as soon as the boxes are opened. Magazine rebuild kits are gone as soon as the box is opened. Ammo is gone for pretty much all calibers. There are maybe 10-15 rifles of any kind or caliber in stock at any given time (18 months ago this was more like 150-250).

That’s one gun shop, in one city, in one State. I’ve talked to a lot of people in different places in this country, and from what I can tell this is the rule rather than the exception in nearly all of the US right now.

This is not a country stocking up on things that may get banned. This is a country preparing for war.

If these fuckers keep pushing it, the unintended consequences will be thousands (if not hundreds of thousands or millions) of dead Americans, and a completely different US than the one that we all know today.

It will be a sad day when Americans are shooting Americans, and I’ll shed tears for it. But I won’t shed any tears for the fuckheads who started this bullshit.

Let’s see if any of those aforementioned fuckheads have gamed this scenario out at all. Let’s say that one of the literally dozens (if not hundreds) of proposed pieces of firearm restriction legislation pisses off enough people to the point where we see the shooting start. It’ll take a while to get started, and once started (which I fear is a very real possibility for the first time in my life), it will not stop until the people who started this shit (the gun grabbers pushing their agenda) are held accountable for it, or gun owners are exterminated.

By my best estimates there are about 800,000 law enforcement officers in this country. At best (every reserve active) we have maybe 2 million soldiers in our armed forces. Let’s call that 3 million (which isn’t accurate, because there is literally no possible way to get all of them in the US at the same time without just pulling out all the stops and leaving the rest of the world to fend for themselves).

There are 600,000 people with hunting licenses in Wisconsin alone. Every one of those 600,000 have experience stalking and ambushing live targets. I’m not saying they’d all be on the same side (no more than all LEO’s and soldiers would) in a second civil war, which is what we’re actually talking about here.

Aside from the large number of LEO’s and soldiers who will never fire a shot at a US civilian over this shit (which should be pretty plain in light of the dozens of Sheriffs and Sheriff’s associations who have sent in letters to our “legislators” flat out telling them that they will not be enforcing any new gun bans), and many of who will defect taking their “military grade” weapons with them, plain old US citizens can field a force estimated to be between 3 and 6 million at any given time.

That’s only three to six percent of the estimated 100 million gun owners in the US. Let’s go low and call it 3 percent. 3 million insurgents without uniforms or identifiers.

Looking at those raw numbers, it seems like it would be pretty even, but it wouldn’t be. The vast majority of soldiers and LEO’s would not side with the government. Even if they didn’t side with the rebels, that’s still gonna be a huge blow to the gun grabbers. Let’s be pessimistic and say that only 25% of soldiers and LEO’s would refuse to side with the governement. That leaves about 2.3 million government forces.

That three percent number I used for the rebels wasn’t just pulled from thin air; three percent is the number most often quoted when discussing the number of colonial combatants fielded during the American revolution. But that was 3 percent of the total population. If we use that number we’re talking 9+ million rebels against at most 3 million government troops.

If an armed rebellion were to happen here, it’d be months (best case scenario) before things start to normal out.

In the interim, what do you suppose daily life is going to look like in this country? Hell ONE ex cop kills three people in LA (only two were cops), and LAPD starts shooting up any vehicle that vaguely matches the description without even bothering to identify that there were two elderly women in one of them.

Two guys set off a couple of bombs and shot one cop in Boston, and the police lock down the entire town (4 towns actually), shred the 4th Amendment, and start doing door to door raids to find the remaining bomber. Think about that for just a second, two guys completely shut down a major US city for days with a couple of IEDs and one gun.

Can you imagine what it will be like if hundreds or even thousands of people started putting down the politicians, media talking heads, and LEO’s pushing this shit?

You know cops aren’t going to be responding to jack shit after the first couple of emergency calls that turn into ambushes.

In just my tiny little city of ~600,000 people, law enforcement estimates that there are approximately 35,000 active gang members. Expand that to the entire county of just about a million people and they estimate there are 70,000 active gang members. We have (and I’m being really generous here) maybe 5,000 Law Enforcement Officers in the area. That’s 15:1 odds against the police.

You think those gang members are just gonna sit around when they see that cops aren’t responding to calls? What do you suppose will happen once some of them start to figure out that “Warlord” has a nicer ring to it than Gang Leader? Now add to that the proliferation of Mexican Drug Cartels operating in the US right now. A sincere heartfelt thanks to the ATF and Eric Holder for handing them 2000+ rifles (the semiautomatic “weapon of war” variety rifles that the gun grabbers are trying so hard to ban).

So suddenly we’re living in a Mad Max movie.

By the time we get that mess cleaned up, our economy is going to be in a shambles (not that it’s real healthy just now anyway). So the US is going to look quite a bit different than it does today. You think North Korea (or any of a dozen other despot run shitholes) won’t take the opportunity to start some shit while we’re busy in our own backyard? You think some jihadists won’t figure out that it would be a good time to play their little games?

If you don’t see how easily that could happen, you don’t know enough about the situation. Look at what happened in New Orleans after Katrina, and that was just one city with the undivided attention of the entire government.

Is this what you want? Is this what you had in mind when you set out to “save the children” by banning firearms Ms. Feinstein?

I’m not prescient, so I can’t predict how it will happen in detail, but I know (with the limited intel that I have access to) that all of those things are likely. Not just possible, probable.

Not something I want to see in my lifetime. So how about this; let’s just stop trying to punish law abiding citizens for the actions of criminals? Seems much simpler to me.


Police State USA

Last week’s bombings in Boston were a terrible thing. It took me a week to write this, as I had to get my head on straight. Yes it is terrible that a couple of asshats decided to kill and maim a bunch of innocent people. My heart goes out to everyone who has a family member, close friend, or were themselves injured.

I am heartened by the response of the citizens of this country, but at the same time terribly saddened at the actions taken by Law Enforcement in trying to locate the remaining suspect.



…is completely disgusting. We have Janet Napolitano yammering that there are absolutely no connections between these two bombers and any terrorist organizations, but police responding like Al Qaeda invaded the East Coast. Yes we needed to bring the people who committed the act of terrorism to justice, but not at the price of shredding the Constitution.

The actions of Law Enforcement here are nothing short of those of a police state, but it’s ok because it is all being done in the name of protecting the public safety, right?

Here is a video of one of the “voluntary” house to house searches that were conducted in Watertown:

Now I could understand that if maybe there were some credible evidence that the suspect was hiding in an unidentified house on that street, or even in that neighborhood. But there wasn’t. They just knew that he was somewhere in “the area”, and so they decided to door to door everything, despite the 4th Amendment and about 100 years of case law clearly precluding that.

This should shock you. No? How about these:


Well it looks like these guys are pretty serious, just wait until they find that bomber. Just the SWAT team, no big deal…


Well ok, maybe they have two SWAT teams…




Oh come on!







Uh, do you at least have some intel that the badguy is in there? No?


This is disturbing…
proxy.storify.comYes those are up armored hummers.

Watertown Manhunt6

Police Converge Mass

Yes, that pistol was just pointing at you ma’am.


Wait a tick, there is something about that last image… what is that? Let’s take a closer peek shall we?


Is that…? Closer…


Yeah, that’s the most disturbing photo I’ve seen come out of Boston yet. That is (presumably) a cop in an up armored hummer pointing an AR at someone taking a picture of him.

That photo was taken with an iPhone, and at that distance there is absolutely zero reason for Ramjet the Rookie there to be pointing an AR at the person taking it. Just because you’ve got a hardon does not mean that you can just trample the Constitution. This isn’t the sandbox, this is a US city.

But officer safety!

NO. It’s a dangerous job, and you’ve got armor.

Is anybody paying attention here?


FEDERAL: H.R.138 — Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act


  •  Bans transfer or possession of any magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or “similar device’ capable of holding  (or readily restored or converted to accept) more than 10 rounds of ammunition
  • Requires a “large capacity ammunition feeding device” manufactured after the date of enactment be marked with a serial number clearly showing that the magazine was manufactured after the ban.
  • 10 year imprisonment for violation.


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FEDERAL: H.R.226 — Support Assault Firearms Elimination and Reduction for our Streets Act


  •  Provides a split over two year $2000 tax credit for anyone turning in a legally owned “assault weapon” (read the text for the definitions, I think they meant “semiautomatic weapon”).


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FEDERAL: S.150 — Assault Weapons Ban of 2013


  • Bans pretty much all semiautomatic firearms (virtually anything with a magazine, you’ll have to read the text – good luck)
  • Mandatory national registration of all grandfathered “assault weapons”
  • Mandatory national licensing for possession of all grandfathered “assault weapons”
  • Amends Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to allow for grants for “assault weapon” buybacks
  • Bans magazines over 10 round capacity
  • Requires mandatory forfeiture (confiscation) magazines over 10 round capacity
  • Requires that grandfathered “assault weapons” be kept “locked by a secure gun storage or safety device”


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FEDERAL: H.R.117 — Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2013


  • Mandatory national licensing for all handguns
  • Mandatory national registration of all handguns
  • Mandatory national registration of all handgun owners
  • Does not apply in States where the Attorney General certifies that the State has a mandatory handgun licensing program that meets or exceeds these criteria.


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