Tag Archives: History

Historic Old Sacramento Museum

Checked out the Old Sacramento Underground Tour.  Pretty nifty and the guide was entertaining.  Old Sacramento is elevated at least 9-12 feet from the original foundation using jack screws and good ol’ prisoner labor over a period of 10-15 years!  Couldn’t take photos, however. Many of the retrofitted basements are occupied and the areas available […]

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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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Historical Serendipity

About a year ago, David of RNS inquired on http://www.Calguns.net about an engraving along the back strap of an S&W 1917 revolver, “A. Bierkle USMC.” Unbeknownst to David, the daughter of “A. Bierkle” found his thread several months later. Orville A Bierkle is my father. He was a sailor during World War 2 and was […]

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This wasn’t a prophecy.

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My Nordyke rant.

For the Cliff notes, David Hardy at Of Arms and Law explains why Nordyke is held until June. For my rant…

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Nordyke Oral Arguments – September 24th 2009

I’m going to witness history.  Where are you going to be? – Derek (CALGUNS, INC.) – HEALDSBURG, CA. For Immediate Release September 22, 2009 Calguns News – Please attend Nordyke oral arguments and post-court Lunch 9/24 at 10:00am. Read about it on Calguns.com here On September 24th, at 10:00am, the United States 9th Circuit Court […]

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On April 19, 1775

“By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood, And fired the shot heard round the world. The foe long since in silence slept; Alike the conqueror silent sleeps; And Time the ruined bridge has swept Down the dark stream which seaward creeps. On […]

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On the 5th of December…

1933, the 21st Amendment of the United States Constitution was ratified, repealing the 18th Amendment. I’m not much of a drinker, but I think it’s noteworthy.

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