Category Archives: Heroes, Comrades and Brothers

Rest in Peace, Connie du Toit

via Traction Control: Connie du Toit, beloved wife of Kim du Toit, passed away this afternoon. Readers may recall Kim’s blog introduced me to the concept and importance of the American Rifleman, and inspired me to travel more than a … Continue reading

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RNS Quote of The Day, 01/02/17 — Vice Edition

(He had done, he liked to say, all the vices.) —Larissa MacFarquhar, describing philosopher Bernard Williams in her endlessly-delightful New Yorker article on the late Derek Parfit, “How to Be Good.” I find her prose, BTW, to be both astonishing … Continue reading

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Stephen Hsu and Some Guy Who Played Bongos

To some of us, this photo has the same emotional resonance as the one of Bill Clinton shaking JFK’s hand had to a very different tribe: I still try to reread Feynman’s QED every year. You should too.  

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Ray Carter

I didn’t know Ray well. Heck, I’d only met him a handful of times. But he was a good guy. I first met him during the fight to keep the city government of Seattle from banning concealed carry on city … Continue reading

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I’ve been asked

Why I don’t have one of those “I *heart* Guns & Coffee” stickers on my vehicles. It’s because I don’t like coffee. This guy didn’t like either of them, apparently A  customer with a concealed carry permit shot and killed … Continue reading

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It is said

That if you live your life without making enemies, you did it wrong. Antonin Scalia did it right Antonin Scalia’s Enemies Only Prove His Greatness Scalia was a good Catholic, and a sine qua non of good Catholicism is recognizing that one … Continue reading

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Rock & Roll Heaven

RIP Lemmy Kilmister Godspeed, indeed.

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Lend-Lease for the 21st Century

How did this get past the Obama Pentagon? Suppose you have a brand-new aircraft carrier, but the jets that will operate from that ship won’t be available in sufficient quantities for another five years.  How do you utilize that platform … Continue reading

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How?

Did this guy get through the barricade of politics? As Gen. Mark A. Milley was sworn in as the Army’s 39th chief of staff on Friday, he offered a stern warning that the United States must remain prepared to handle … Continue reading

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The Empty Table

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