New Bigotry from Old Civil Rights Icons- The Failed Fantasy of Gun-control

Ammoland: Posted on May 13, 2017 by Rob Morse

…Murder isn’t a racial problem. Murder isn’t a national problem. Murder is a local problem, and let’s see if Democrat politicians actually keep us safe. Research by the Crime Prevention Research Center found that, here in the US, only a few counties produce most of our homicides. These are populous counties, to be sure, but there remain large areas of peace and quiet even within our most violent counties.

Los Angeles gives us a living example. California has strict statewide gun laws. In Los Angeles today, ordinary citizens can not get a permit to carry a concealed weapon in public. Those are the restrictions Congressman Lewis asked for, yet Los Angeles County had over 500 murders and thousands of assaults last year…

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Secret Mexican diary sheds light on Spanish Inquisition  June 4 2017 Natasha Pizzi

…When the inquisitors caught up with him again a few years later, he was sentenced to death. He was just 30 years old. Before he was executed, he was tortured so badly that he revealed the names of 120 fellow Jewish people, historian Alicia Gojman explains.

His captors forced him to listen as those “heretics”, which included his own mother, were tortured in the cell next to him…

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The Political Promotion of Violent Crime

Ammoland: May 25, 2017 by John Farnam

Liberals covet ever-higher rates of violent crime for two reasons:

  1. Violent criminals represent a small minority whose political support, and votes, liberals openly solicit, and whose size and influence liberals thus constantly strive to increase. This is the reason liberals predictably make excuses for the behavior of violent criminals, insisting they are “justified” in committing crimes, and invent cynical terms, like “grievance-based crime” in order to rationalize evil behavior.
  2. Through violent crime, violent criminals intimidate and terrorize the rest of the population, generating demands for “increased protection,” which liberals are only too happy to provide, in the form of suffocating new restrictions on all of us who don’t commit crimes, and economic punishment of certain minorities who see through liberals’ cozenage and thus refuse to support them. Violent criminals hence do liberals’ “dirty work” for them.

The elimination of the private ownership of guns is thus the liberal “Holy Grail”

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by Phil Levin

I saw recently that a popular vendor was selling Ten Ring 9mm Ammunition for $165.95/1000. The price is sure right but I’d never heard of this brand, so I did some research. The only reviews I could find were decidedly negative. One review referred to it as “remanufactured”, but it was not an authoritative review. If you know of any positive reviews, please let us all know.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, remanufactured (reman) ammo is assembled from salvaged (previously fired) brass cases – the most expensive component in ammo – and loaded with new primers, powder and bullets. The inherent problems are that 1) The shells may have been fired multiple times, causing changes in size and the brass’s crystal structure. Running them through dies to return them to factory specifications work-hardens them even further, leaving them extremely brittle and prone to rupture. 2) The small shops that typically do this type of remanufacturing cannot employ the costly high-precision equipment that large commercial manufacturers use, so there are often small variations in powder content, bullet seating, and case grip on the bullet. All these small compromises can add up a significant loss in consistency, accuracy and reliability.

Although some of my own pistol instructors – whom I respect tremendously – may disagree, I’ll attest here that all the experiences I’ve had personally with reman ammo (except .38 spl) from any maker have been from somewhat to extremely negative. I bought a bag of reman 9mm at one of the big indoor ranges here in San Antonio (where I’m pretty well-known) thinking they wouldn’t sell me bad stuff. I took it into the range, fired a few rounds from 3 different pistols, and then asked for a refund. When they wouldn’t agree to it, I gave the bag to one of the counter guys, gratis. It simply wasn’t cheap enough to be worth the trouble.


I’ve been shooting aluminum cases since they first appeared on the market, hoping to save a few shekels. I found the accuracy acceptable, had a few malfunctions out of about 500 rounds, and didn’t think too much
about it. Today I found a number of YouTube videos that described the same malfunction I experienced which, upon reconsidering, I think poses an unacceptable danger. The issue is that, while still in the magazine, recoil sometimes forces projectiles several mm deeper into the casing. When this occurs, they may either misfeed or misfire. See Problems/Danger With Aluminum 9MM Ammo. Federal and Independence (YouTube, Bachelor Pad Reviews) There are a number of other videos on the subject. The sound on this one is poor but the guy is more articulate than in most of the others.

Until now, I’ve been telling people that aluminum cases are OK, but I’m rescinding that endorsement. Now I can understand why some indoor ranges don’t permit aluminum-case ammo. An irregular or “squib” round can be dangerous for anyone, particularly for an inexperienced shooter who may not notice it – possibly leaving an obstruction in the barrel. Anyhow, if you shop the sales you can often find name-brand brass case ammo at nearly the same price these days. Shoot up any aluminum cases you have and then stick to brass.

Shoot often and safely!



Commentary by Phil Levin on article in, posted on November 8, 2017 by Rob Morse 

Like the previous commentor, I am also an NRA firearms instructor. As Coordinator of Security in my synagogue, one of my responsibilities is to vet LTCs who wish to carry during our Sabbath services. Considering the obvious danger to innocent people of firing a gun in a crowded room, irrespective of skill, I require any LTC wishing to carry to pass the US Marshal’s Course of Fire as a qualification – a very basic test. I interviewed a number of people who were carrying during services before my tenure and discovered that most had not fired their guns in months or years. Some could not state the make and model of their firearm and moreover, were completely unfamiliar with the rules of safe gun handling. Even those with recent US Military or IDF deployments whom I might have assumed to be qualified marksmen, although trained in firearms, likewise failed to pass the COF. I consequently put a sign on the door prohibiting the carrying of concealed handguns by anyone without explicit authorization. The blow to the egos of well-intended people who are now prohibited from carrying – after many years of doing so – had to be weighed against the probable horrendous consequences of allowing terrified and panicking individuals to shoot in a crowded room. If carrying is permitted or encouraged in your religious facility, a skilled administrator must be designated both to ensure strict standards of competence and to coordinate discreet areas of oversight to each LTC.