“They have transformed peaceful parks and beautiful, quiet neighborhoods into bloodstained killing fields,” he said. “We cannot tolerate as a society the spilling of innocent, young, wonderful, vibrant people — sons and daughters, even husbands and wives. We cannot accept this violence one day more.” … [Read more...] about Trump to cops: ‘Don’t be too nice’
LGBT groups were not exactly thrilled with the mere preservation of Obama’s 2014 workplace protections. They drew attention to a handful of common themes: President Trump’s promise to sign the sweeping First Amendment Defense Act; the anti-LGBT records of Vice President Mike Pence and cabinet nominees like Jeff Sessions; and especially the impact of Trump’s current travel ban, which applies to immigrants and refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries, LGBT and non-LGBT alike. … [Read more...] about Will Donald Trump’s White House Really Safeguard LGBT Rights?
“Trump’s supporters like to say, ‘It’s not what he says, it’s what he does that matters.’ That’s definitely the case when it comes to issues affecting LGBT Americans,” said Jimmy LaSalvia, who started the now-defunct conservative gay rights group GOProud along with Barron. “I never thought that Donald Trump was an anti-gay homophobe. I certainly didn’t think that when I met him back in 2011. But we’ve all learned a lot about who he really is since then. With his political pandering and posturing to endear himself to the intolerant wing of the GOP over the last few years, it doesn’t surprise me that this administration will go down as the most anti-LGBT in history.” … [Read more...] about Trump’s Gay Backers No Longer See Him as the Great Straight Hope
Just to brief those who don’t know a lot about it, the M1 Carbine is a gas-operated, .30-cal., semi-automatic rifle that uses a short-stroke piston system and a reciprocating operating handle. Overall length was 35.5 -inches, and the gun weighed about 5.5 pounds, unloaded. Muzzle velocity with a 110-gr., jacketed round-nose bullet was around 1900 f.p.s. It was originally fed by 15-round detachable box magazines—30 rounders weren’t adopted until 1945. The operating handle is on the right, and its bolt could be locked in the open position by retracting it, lining up its locking pin with a recess for it on the receiver’s top right, and pressing it down. The Auto-Ordnance conforms to the original design in just about every way. … [Read more...] about M1 Carbine
I take great pride in my survival skills. I’ve worked hard to develop them and I’ve used them in the Mojave Desert, the Adirondacks, the Rockies, the Blue Ridge Mountains and the low country swamps of South Carolina. Yeah, I may be toot’n my own horn here but I’m a US Marine, certified search and rescue guy and I’ve lived in the woods and fed myself with a .22 and fishing line on many occasions. I’m the guy you want coming for you when the crap hits the fan. But I have to tell ya, the guy I want coming for me is Mykel Hawke. … [Read more...] about Survive! Capt. Mykel Hawke Talks with The Daily Caller