I was just sitting here remembering the time when I was asked to leave a publicly owned gun range because my rifle fire was too rapid. They said that no one was permitted to fire more than one shot every ten seconds. Oh, and my AR was throwing brass too far, and this was a safety hazard. I was firing a shot every second at 100 yards. I pointed out that every one of my shots was on the paper and within the 8 ring, so it wasn’t like I was unsafe. The response was that my rapid fire disturbed hunters who were trying to get sighted in for deer season.

The place is run by volunteer range masters. They all have different rules. Some say 2 seconds between shots, some say 10. It shouldn’t matter how fast I am shooting if I am doing it in a safe manner. They require all shots with rifles to be seated bench- no standing, sitting on the ground, or prone.

One shot every two seconds is much slower than needed to qualify for handgun. That doesn’t matter, because Fudds only care about hunting. They aren’t gun people.

Don’t think that deer hunting Fudds will hesitate for a minute to report you to the ATF, if they believe that this will allow them to keep hunting.

In case you were wondering, the gun range was Tenoroc in Lakeland, which is a government owned range that is run by volunteer Fudds and owned by FWC (Fish & Wildlife Commision) .

This, 100 times, this

Francis Porretto:

Kings used to lead their own armies. They used to lead the cavalry’s charge. For a king to send an army to war and remain behind to warm his throne was simply not done. Those that tried it lost their thrones, and some lost their heads — to their own people. It was a useful check on political and military rashness. It hasn’t been that way for a long time. Today armies go into the field exclusively at the orders of politicians who remain at home. And politicians are bred to believe that reality is entirely plastic to their wills.

On the strength of this one quote, I bought the book.


A father in Baltimore was beaten to death while protecting his children from a group of teenagers and adults who wanted to finish a fight that started at school. Christopher Wright was outside his home Friday when he was attacked by three teens and two adults who were looking for his fiancée’s 14-year-old son, who had gotten in a fight with another teen at school earlier in the day.

When Wright told the group that the boy was not going to come outside to fight, they told him, “’If he’s not going to fight, then you’re going to fight,” then they administered a gang beating. Wright had a seizure and began posturing, then later died of a traumatic brain injury. No charges have been filed against any of the individuals involved.

There are a few lessons to be taken from this incident:

  • Stay out of cities, especially ones that are Zone 3 or higher.
  • Carry a weapon
  • If it’s 5 on 1, it isn’t a “fair fight” anyhow.
  • Don’t “take your beating like a man” because that may mean your death or permanent disability
  • oh, and get your kids out of public schools. They have become little more than prisons containing violent criminals
  • If someone comes to your home looking for a fight, retreat inside, arm yourself, and call the cops.
  • Have good cameras recording the outside of your home
  • Did I mention avoid liberal enclave shitholes?

I also would point out that there was no description of the attackers other than “teens and adults” meaning that they are likely black.

The school in question is Brooklyn Park Middle school. It is below even Maryland’s abysmal average for schools, with 37% of students being at grade level for English, and 14% in Math.

Not Your Money

When you sell real estate at a profit, you have to pay capital gains taxes on the profit. There is an exception to that in the tax code, called chapter 1031. If the proceeds from the sale of the property are held in a third party escrow account and not accessible to the parties involved, and the funds are used to purchase another investment property, the taxes are deferred.

Biden says that this amounts to an interest free loan from the government to the investor. It’s as if he thinks that this money belongs to the government and the only way you keep some of it is because you are somehow using a loophole, even though it is actually part of the tax code. Unless he gets is way, of course.

What Biden wants to do is eliminate that chapter of the tax code, thus forcing the seller to pay the capital gains taxes upon sale without the deferral that has been available for a century.