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Approximately 975 miles between Lake Mead and Lake Powell,  Hociota was short a few days hike from Lake Mead.

Grand Canyon Hiker Dies at 24

Photograph taken from NASA’s image catalog, Visible Earth. Picked this up from my brother. Ioana Hociota, described as an experienced hiker, died just short of reaching her goal of hiking the length of the Grand Canyon from Lake Powell to Lake Mead. Her hiking partner’s description of the events following her mis-step is rather chilling. […]

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Transparency

“Mr Panetta also told the network that the US Navy Seals made the final decision to kill bin Laden rather than the president” Here’s an interesting account.  Can’t say much about it’s credibility though.

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Beef and Rice Stuffed Peppers

Can’t tell you how tasty this is at the moment, because I’m full from snacking on other foods that didn’t need preparation.  I’ll find out tomorrow for lunch.  It smells delicious though. Recipe from Food Wishes. In other news, Osama bin Laden is dead.  How awesome is that?

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New J-Frame Enhancement Kit from Apex Tactical

From Scott Folk, Apex Tactical Specialties, Inc. LOS OSO, Calif. – Apex Tactical Specialties, Inc. (ATS) announced the pending release of their new J-Frame Duty/Carry Spring Kit.  Keeping with their present product lines the D/C J-Frame kit is a Drop in that reduces trigger pull weight and maintains absolute reliability for Carry applications. Boasting a […]

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Sacramento CCW News

KCRA reports on the increase of CCWs in Sacramento Co. Sheriff Scott Jones of Sacramento Co. appears to be fulfilling his campaign promise to be more permissive when it comes to granting CCW permits.  This is wonderful news and I appreciate how he holds his ground on the matter despite the unwarranted concerns of the […]

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Dealing with “extreme violence.”

A 10 year old boy allegedly attacked a 29 year old woman to defend his mother and “will likely face a felony assault charge in juvenile court”.  “Police believe the victim, 29-year old Tishnell Davis, got into a physical altercation with the boy’s mother and the boy picked up the knife to defend her.” “Even […]

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Wow. msnbc.com wrote this!?!

I’m impressed. Kudos to Mike Stuckey, Senior news editor at msnbc. Record numbers now licensed to pack heat In a little more than 20 years, the concealed-carry movement has won changes in scores of laws across the nation to boost from nine to 37 the number of “shall issue” states in which civilians must be […]

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McDonald Transcript Posted.

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Tomorrow: Oral Arguments Re: McDonald vs. Chicago

I’ve been meaning to write something about how the outcome of this case will affect California laws; however, David at RNS points us all to Gene Hoffman’s map to liberty. Though McDonald vs. Chicago is more about incorporating the Second Amendment against the states, there are several issues that represent individual rights. The Bill of […]

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Not a sheep…

Good for Dr. David Benke, a math teacher at Deer Creek Middle School in Colorado, for reacting against the threat. “Dr. Benke was out there at the time the school was being let out. It looked to me like he heard the shot and decided to react accordingly,” Steve Potter told FOX31 News. “There was […]

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Calguns’ Scorecard

(CALGUNS, INC.) – HEALDSBURG, CA. For Immediate Release December 25, 2009 Calguns News – What has CGF done for me lately. Read about it on Calguns here We’re approaching the end of the year and I wanted to take a moment to look back at what CGF has done. For some who don’t have the […]

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Six of Eight Members of the Sacramento City Council Offer Crap for Amicus Curiae.

Re:  McDonald vs. Chicago I didn’t realize that Sacramento was going to make this a huge issue; however, it appears that Sacramento City Council’s decision to support the position that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution does not apply to the States and local governments made it to the radio. Bill Wiese of […]

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Californians are doing good work.

Seen at Calguns.net. Posted by Clint Monfort of MICHEL & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 12-2-09: The Richmond City Council voted last night to repeal its ill-advised ordinance banning the possession of magazines that hold over ten rounds. The City opted to repeal the ordinance (initially passed in 2007 but apparently never enforced) in the face of a […]

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Nordyke on hold until June.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals are withholding their decision until the following cases are dealt with: Filed order (ALEX KOZINSKI): Submission is vacated pending the Supreme Court’s disposition of Maloneyv. Rice, No. 08-1592, McDonald v. City of Chicago, No. 08-1521, and National Rifle Ass’n of Am., Inc. v. City of Chicago, No. 08-1497. [7074146] (AF)

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McGinness playing the CCW card?

It has been said that Sacramento Sheriff John McGinness is for issuing CCWs to qualified citizen’s based on good character and clean background check. When he was elected, it was the Board of Supervisors who wished to keep CCW issuance rare. The last time he approached the Board of Supervisors asking for more money, it […]

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Because you can poke an eye out…

The first “anti-stab” knife is to go on sale in Britain, designed to work as normal in the kitchen but to be ineffective as a weapon. The knife has a rounded edge instead of a point and will snag on clothing and skin to make it more difficult to stab someone.

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SCOTUS Judge Plans to Retire

Justice David Souter reveals plan to retire… again.  I was relieved to hear his name as opposed to the Justices who affirmed the federal appeals court ruling from the landmark case, District of Columbia vs. Heller.  It’ll be interesting to see who will be appointed to the bench as Souter’s replacement.

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Easy Access: $5000 + 1 hour = 10 guns

The Challenge: To Buy a Gun in One Hour For over a year, ABC News has followed Omar Samaha on a very personal quest to hold those lawmakers to their word. Omar’s sister Reema was one of 32 shot and killed at Virginia Tech. We went with Omar to a gun show in Richmond, Va. […]

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Is the Sky Falling Yet?

Okay. Color me surprised. Most of us knew that this was going to rear it’s ugly head sooner or later. Nonetheless, just how much weight does this proposal hold? I honestly believe that Wayne LaPierre is right when he said, “I think there are a lot of Democrats on Capitol Hill cringing at Eric Holder’s […]

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Mind Control Enhancement Delayed

The countdown for the idiot box to switch over to digital has been delayed. I thought there were more pressing issues the Senate needed to address… WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate passed a bill on Monday to delay the nationwide switch to digital TV signals, giving consumers nearly four more months to prepare. The transition […]

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