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Saturday, November 16, 2013

What Backwoods Engineer is Reading this Weekend

Ol' Backwoods has some reading material for yer weekend.

First, Stephen P. Halbrook's excellent bookGun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and "Enemies of the State".  Ol' Backwoods has the Kindle edition on my iPhone.

You'll want to listen to the 2nd hour of Armed American Radio this last week, where Mark Walters has Stephen Halbrook on.  This man is brilliant, and he is a shooter himself.  Most of the original source material in the book was in German (duh), and in the old German alphabet.

The publisher of the book described it thusly:
Amazon.com link
Based on newly discovered documents from German archives, diaries, and newspapers of the time, Halbrook presents the hidden history—in a readable but well documented, scholarly manner—of how the Third Reich made use of gun control to disarm and repress its enemies and consolidate its power. 
The book covers the historical periods of the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich leading up to World War II. The book then presents a panorama of pertinent events during World War II regarding the effects of the disarming policies. As Americans’ right to bear arms becomes increasingly challenged, it is a caution to all who debate these issues.

In the news: Colorado wants to JAIL a Fox reporter for revealing that the Aurora movie theatre murderer may have been under the influence of a state-paid psychologist prior to the murders?  And NEW YORK has better law protecting reporters than Colorado?  Judge Napolitano has a great editorial that I just linked, there.  What is HAPPENING to Colorado? It used to be a place where the Constitution was revered.

Speaking of Colorado, my friend and hero Mike Vanderboegh speaks the freedom song to some anti from Colorado:   "Can't we all just get along?" Well, ah, no.  A particularly poetic passage:
For, sooner or later, if you convince [us Constitutionalists] that [we] cannot find redress within a rigged system for the attacks on their natural, God-given, and inalienable rights to life, liberty and property that are merely codified in the Constitution (not created by it or subject to repeal), then [we] will seek redress outside of it. This is also natural, as we are Americans and we are a practical people. If the system has become so corrupt and unconstitutional as to no longer protect our rights, then we will make our own arrangements. So, as for the people who have actively worked to restrict our rights, I think this falls under the heading of the familiar Chinese admonition, "Be careful what you wish for, you may get it."
Indeed.

Speaking of being constitutionally armed:

 21 AR Grips compared
The evolution of the AR rifle grip began not long ago when shooters realized they no longer fired their weapons using stances developed in the 1960′s. Back in the day, armorless shooters were taught to use the
Stark SE-1, one of the AR grips compared
bladed stance and a high elbow. But today, body armor and enhanced understanding of body mechanics during shooting and weapon manipulation has lead to changes in how a rifle is shouldered. Emerging doctrine now teaches us to shoot with shoulders squared up to the target and elbows tucked in for stability–and to keep from getting shot in the arm.
Ol' Backwoods shoots his AR with elbows in, and therefore likes the shallower-angled AR grips described in this article.

Oh, and by the way, most are so-called "gun-free zones."
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And they got Atlanta (don't be "downtown after dark") pegged, in my opinion.

Speaking of Commies, here's a 1940's comic warning about a scenario for Communist infiltration and takeover of America, that could still happen, and maybe still is.




One for our prepping audience:  How to Grow Onions on Your Windowsill:

How nice would it be to just be able to pluck fresh green onions from the soil whenever you need them? Nothing beats fresh onions for your salads, dips or soup. But how can you ensure a supply of fresh onions at hand all the time?

... I came across an image of spring onions grown vertically on the windowsill, using a common 5 Liter PET bottle, which I thought was a practical, space-saving and green way to grow onions.

Check out the article for instructions on how to build an onion planter out of a water bottle.

Glock 22c; ported barrel flash visible.
In the news from my neck of the woods, Ol' Backwoods has taken to carrying the Glock 22c openly, when going shopping and whatnot.  Had a real nice conversation with a lady in Wal-Mart who was looking for an inexpensive (<$300) deer rifle for her husband.  She was very nice and friendly, and I was the same (naturally), and gave her some advice on deer rifles and calibers.  She didn't even seem to notice the big Glock in the leather holster at my right side.

It's nice to live in a Free State.

But some morons hereabouts don't get it:

Shoppers Boycott Grocery Store Over Guns

Now, go listen to my friend Lucas at Triangle Tactical Podcast.  He's got the down-low on this story, and he's fun to listen to, to boot.


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