GOP Sen Barrasso: Nancy Pelosi Is ‘Almost Unhinged’ on Tax Reform

In a Sunday appearance on New York AM 970 radio’s “The Cats Roundtable,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) responded to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) describing the GOP tax bill as “Armageddon” this week. Barrasso dismissed Pelosi’s comments, calling her “almost unhinged.” “Nancy Pelosi has said [the tax bill] is the end of the world and this is… Read More

Daredevil’s nerve-wracking slackline walk over Paris

Trapeze artist Nathan Paulin completed an incredible slackline walk on a rope suspended 200ft in the air between the Eiffel Tower and Trocadero square in Paris. Full Story Here Daily Mail December 10, 2017 10:52 pm Support Us

Former KKK member apologises for targeting Maryland family

A former Ku Klux Klan member (right) who burned a cross on a black couple’s lawn 40 years ago (couple at left), before becoming a Roman Catholic priest, has written an apology. Full Story Here Daily Mail December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us

Horses and oxen created world’s super-rich elite

Thousands of years ago across the world, it was large farm animals like horses and oxen that determined who were the have and the have-nots. Full Story Here Daily Mail December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us

Monster great white shark seen just 50 metres off WA beach

A monster great white shark, believed to be between five and six metres in length, has been spotted just metres from the shore of Western Australia’s popular Fourth Beach in Esperance. Full Story Here Daily Mail December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us

Serial killer Todd Kohlhepp says there are more victims

In an eight-page letter, Todd Kohlhepp wrote that he tried to tell investigators and informed the FBI but said ‘it was blown off,’ according to the Herald-Journal of Spartanburg. Full Story Here Daily Mail December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us

Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield wins Heisman Trophy

Baker Mayfield took a unique road to Saturday’s Heisman Trophy awards – a long and winding climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players to ever play college football. Full Story Here Daily Mail December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us

Trump records robocalls urging support for the Roy Moore

Donald Trump has recorded robocalls urging support for Republican Roy Moore (right) despite nine women accusing the Alabama Senate candidate of sexual misconduct. Full Story Here Daily Mail December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us

Hannibal Buress is arrested for intoxication in Miami

Burress, 34, was booked into Miami-Dade jail at 1.57am on Sunday and posted bail shortly before 6am, court records show. A video shows him arguing with arresting officers in a slurred voice. Full Story Here Daily Mail December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us

Lindsey Vonn withdraws from race after spinal joint injury

After injuring her back in a World Cup race, Lindsey Vonn withdrew from another scheduled super-G on Sunday. Vonn was injured as she finished a World Cup super-G race on Saturday. Full Story Here Daily Mail December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us

Man ‘performs sex act on himself’ during flight

Passengers began to attack the suspect after hearing the woman next to him shouting in panic. She is said to have woken up with fluids on her clothing – with the man claiming he suffered a coughing fit. Full Story Here Daily Mail December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us

Wrestler Rich Swann arrested, charged with battery of wife

Wrestler Rich Swann is being held without bail in a Florida jail after he was arrested and charged with battery and false imprisonment stemming for an argument with his wife, Vannarah Riggs. Full Story Here Daily Mail December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us

Trump calls foul on embarrassing 48 hours of ‘Fake News’

President Trump added fuel to his ‘Fake News’ bonfire following 48 hours of corrections from major media outlets and their employees, regarding reports and photos that turned out to be untrue. Full Story Here Daily Mail December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us

Black and white photographs of the Hells Angels get colour

A photo series documenting the women of the Hells Angels has been re-touched in colour to provide a fresh look into the females behind the world’s most notorious motorcycle gang. Full Story Here Daily Mail December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us

Nobel Prize winners warn end of world is a ‘tantrum away’

The winners, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, made the chilling warning as the United States and North Korea exchange threats over the secretive nation’s nuclear tests. Full Story Here Daily Mail December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us

GOP Alabama senator says he didn’t vote for Roy Moore

Sen. Richard Shelby, Alabama’s GOP senator, confirmed Sunday that he had cast a write-in vote for Tuesday’s Senate special election in the state, instead of voting for embattled GOP hopeful Roy Moore. Full Story Here Daily Mail December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us

Ex-Arizona State football player and woman are found dead

Ex-Arizona State University football player, Brock Haman was found dead inside an apartment next to Veronica Birk. Police found evidence that indicates drug use was related to the deaths. Full Story Here Daily Mail December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us

Christmas shopping all wrapped up at Four Seasons Boston

The Four Seasons sits on the trendy Boylston street in Boston. The hotel recently completed a $15million renovation which gave guest rooms a facelift with the emphasis being on improving visitors’ sleep. Full Story Here Daily Mail December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us

Man arrested after kicking his son in Kyrgyzstan

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: A 50-year-old father in Kyrgyzstan was filmed forcefully kicking his son because the toddler was not able to stand up in the snow. The man has been arrested. Full Story Here Daily Mail December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us

Crew of missing Argentinian sub San Juan died ‘instantly’

Acoustic analyst Bruce Rule concluded they were killed after the submarine’s hull was ‘completely destroyed’ in around 40 milliseconds in a blast equivalent to 12,500 pounds of TNT Full Story Here Daily Mail December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us

Moore would ‘harken us back to the days of segregation’

Rep. Terri Sewell, the only Democrat from Alabama, said the race between Republican Roy Moore, accused of preying on teenagers, and Democrat Doug Jones is a fight for the ‘soul’ of Alabama. Full Story Here Daily Mail December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us

French woman reveals how she was tortured by her father

When she was just eight years old, Maude Julien, of Northern France, was forced to grab hold of an electric fence twice a week without betraying any sign of pain or emotion. Full Story Here Daily Mail December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us

Man spots himself photobombing fiancee’s holiday photo

Verona Koliqi and partner Mirand Buzaku were looking through old pictures together when they noticed something unusual – he was in the background on a yellow inflatable bed. Full Story Here Daily Mail December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us

Travellers share the funniest things seen in airports 

Travellers from all over the world have shared some of the hilarious things that they have seen in airports. One flyer put their child in a tray to go through the x-ray scanner in security. Full Story Here Daily Mail December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us

North Atlantic right whales set to become extinct

The high year of mortality is coinciding with a year of poor reproduction, and there are only about 100 breeding female North Atlantic right whales left. Full Story Here Daily Mail December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us

Prince Harry flies to Germany for private hunting party

Prince Harry jetted into the country on a private jet, making his way to Berlin’s Schoenefeld Airport before driving to sleepy Görlsdorf in the state of Brandenburg. Full Story Here Daily Mail December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us

Trump drops in on corporate Christmas party at Mar-a-Lago

While the President was back at his ‘winter White House’ this weekend, he took it upon himself to gatecrash a corporate xmas party that was being held in the Florida resort’s’ Palm Beach ballroom. Full Story Here Daily Mail December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us

German firms investigated over faulty batteries link to missing Argentine submarine

Full Story Here Yahoo News December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us Argentine parliamentarians are reportedly investigating two German firms over the replacement of batteries on the missing submarine ARA San Juan, alleging bribes were paid to secure contracts and inferior products used. The German Interior Ministry has received a request for information from the… Read More

Violence flares at protest near U.S. Embassy in Lebanon

Full Story Here Yahoo News December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water canons at protesters near the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon on Sunday during a demonstration against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Protesters, some of them waving Palestinian flags, set… Read More

Florida Doctor Delivers Baby At Gas Station

Full Story Here Yahoo News December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us A gas station in Florida became a makeshift delivery room this weekend after an obstetrician was flagged down while filling up his car Full Story Here Yahoo News December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us

DNC Unity Commission Agrees On Slate Of Historic Reforms

Full Story Here Yahoo News December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us WASHINGTON ― At its final meeting on Friday and Saturday, the Democratic National Committee’s Unity and Reform Commission agreed to a set of dramatic revisions aimed at restoring faith in the presidential nomination process and the management of the DNC. Full Story Here… Read More

The American Who Paid for Israel's Nuclear Bomb

Full Story Here Yahoo News December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us Although Israel doesn’t officially acknowledge it, it is well understood that the country possesses a nuclear weapon arsenal (although the exact number of warheads are in dispute). It is similarly well understood that the United States opposed Israel’s nuclear weapons program during the… Read More

In California, dozens of horses perish in fires

Full Story Here Yahoo News December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us A line of charred stables running down blackened hills have become graveyards for dozens of horses caught in the raging flames of a southern California wildfire that burned them alive. “It was hell,” said a security employee at the San Luis Rey Training… Read More

Montreal Is Ending Its Ban On Pit Bulls

Full Story Here Yahoo News December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us A ban on pit bull-type dogs in Montreal that’s been slammed by animal protection groups will be rolled back later this month. Full Story Here Yahoo News December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us

Tears, pomp, extravagance as France mourns rocker Hallyday

Full Story Here Yahoo News December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us PARIS (AP) — France bid farewell to its biggest rock star Saturday, honoring Johnny Hallyday with an extravagant funeral procession down Paris’ Champs-Elysees Avenue, a presidential speech and a televised church ceremony filled with the country’s most famous faces. Full Story Here Yahoo… Read More

Your Tax Dollars Are Being Used To Attack Patagonia

Full Story Here Yahoo News December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us WASHINGTON — The House Committee on Natural Resources has joined Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s fight against Patagonia, accusing the American outdoor retailer of lying in order to sell merchandise. Full Story Here Yahoo News December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us

PM announces on state TV Iraq's war against IS has ended

Full Story Here Yahoo News December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us BAGHDAD (AP) — After more than three years of combat operations, Iraq announced Saturday that the fight against the Islamic State group is over after the country’s security forces drove the extremists from all of the territory they once held. Iraqi and American… Read More

California's Getty museum survives wildfire, ready for quakes

Full Story Here Yahoo News December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us Southern California’s Getty Center, one of the world’s wealthiest art institutions, said it had survived a wildfire tearing through Los Angeles thanks to a disaster plan that has it ready for earthquakes as well. Fires that have chased almost 200,000 Californians from their… Read More

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Warns That Nuclear War Is One 'Tantrum Away'

Full Story Here Yahoo News December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us Total nuclear destruction is “only one impulsive tantrum away,” this year’s Noble Peace Prize winner warned while accepting the award for an international anti-nuclear weapons campaign. Full Story Here Yahoo News December 10, 2017 10:51 pm Support Us

Comedian Hannibal Buress arrested on intoxication charge

A Florida newspaper reports that Chicago comedian Hannibal Buress was arrested on a disorderly intoxication charge after an encounter with a police officer. The Miami Herald first reported that 34-year-old Buress was booked into Miami-Dade jail at 1:57 a.m. Sunday and posted bail just before 6… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune December 10, 2017 10:51 pm… Read More

Q&A: Can a museum sell its art to stay in business?

BOSTON (AP) — The intensifying legal tussle over whether a struggling Massachusetts museum should be allowed to auction 40 works of art, including two by Norman Rockwell, has raised questions about when — if ever — it’s appropriate to unload the collection. A look at the arguments for and against, and why the case against… Read More

21 Rohingya women recount rape by Myanmar armed forces

UKHIA, Bangladesh (AP) — The use of rape by Myanmar’s armed forces has been sweeping and methodical, The Associated Press found in interviews with 29 Rohingya Muslim women and girls now in Bangladesh. They were interviewed separately, come from a variety of villages in Myanmar and now live spread across several refugee camps in Bangladesh.… Read More

Mom who drank on night of baby’s death to be sentenced

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman who told jurors that she drank multiple shots of liquor and smoked marijuana the night of her infant son’s death is due to be sentenced this week. Thirty-two-year-old Miranda Hopkins will appear in court on Wednesday in Belfast. The Troy resident says she doesn’t know how 7-week-old Jaxson… Read More

Man who led cops on long manhunt to be sentenced for murder

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who killed his ex-girlfriend before leading police on the longest manhunt in state history is due to be sentenced this week. The sentencing hearing for Robert Burton is scheduled for Friday. He was convicted in October. Burton spent weeks in the woods after fatally shooting 37-year-old Stephanie “Ginn”… Read More

AP Investigation: Rape of Rohingya sweeping, methodical

UKHIA, Bangladesh (AP) — An Associated Press investigation has found that the rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar’s security forces has been sweeping and methodical. The AP interviewed 29 women and girls who said they were raped by Myanmar’s armed forces. The women were interviewed separately, come from a wide swath of villages in Myanmar… Read More

Frat chapter property closing after reported violations

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A fraternity’s chapter house property at Penn State is closing this month after alumni became aware of “several reported violations.” Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s House Corporation Alumni Board decided to make a “proactive, executive decision” to close the property on Dec. 17 for at least the rest of the 2017-2018 academic… Read More

Will misconduct scandals make men wary of women at work?

NEW YORK (AP) — Some women, and men, worry the same climate that’s emboldening women to speak up about sexual misconduct could backfire by making some men wary of female colleagues. Forget private meetings and get-to-know-you dinners. Beware of banter. Think twice before a high-ranking man mentors a young female staffer. “I have already heard… Read More

Second Pennsylvania gerrymandering challenge heads to trial

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state court trial over congressional district boundaries is about to get underway in Pennsylvania as a parallel case awaits a decision in federal court. The Commonwealth Court proceeding Monday in Harrisburg was put on a fast track by the state Supreme Court a month ago. The lawsuit by a group… Read More

Maine lawmakers to discuss cost of expanding Medicaid

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine legislative panel is set to discuss the cost of expanding Medicaid to some 70,000 citizens in a public referendum. Voters in November approved a referendum to have Maine join 31 other states in expanding Medicaid. Medicaid expansion would cover adults under age 65 with incomes at or below 138… Read More

AP Investigation: Rape of Rohingya sweeping, methodical

UKHIA, Bangladesh (AP) — The newlyweds were asleep in their home in western Myanmar in June when seven soldiers charged in. The woman, a Rohingya Muslim who agreed to be identified by her first initial, F, knew enough to be terrified. She knew the military had been attacking Rohingya villages, as part of what the… Read More

Public hearings on toll hikes set for Tuesday, Wednesday

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Two more public hearings have been set to gather more feedback on a plan to increase turnpike toll rates across New Hampshire. The Executive Council had been scheduled to vote on the hikes last week but the vote was delayed to give the public more time to comment. One hearing will… Read More

Read this before you have a baby (especially if you’re a woman)

We have the figures: if you’re a woman who enjoys paid work or relaxing activities, having kids will cramp your style It seems so obvious: having kids affects men and women differently. Sure, emotionally and financially but most clearly in the simple way mothers and fathers spend their time. And when you actually look at… Read More

UK weather: snow and ice expected to bring travel chaos – live

Plunging temperatures, ice and snow forecast to combine to create treacherous conditions on the roads and railways 5.38am GMT British Airways is reducing its flight schedule from Heathrow today. Customers are advised to check the status of their flight before leaving for the airport. You can do that here. 5.35am GMT National Rail suggests anyone… Read More

Rams still getting big plays from special teams

Special teams came up big again, but it was not enough to help the Rams avoid a 43-35 defeat by the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at the Coliseum Early in the third quarter, after the Rams scored a touchdown to cut a 10-point halftime deficit, Mike Thomas blocked a punt and Blake Countess returned… Full… Read More

Putin and Sisi Set to Finalize $30 Billion Nuclear Plant Deal

Egypt and Russia plan to finalize this week a long-awaited deal to build a $30-billion nuclear plant in the North African country, officials with knowledge of the deal said, as the Kremlin seeks to further expand its influence in the volatile region. Full Story Here Bloomberg- Politics December 10, 2017 10:50 pm Support Us

Trump to Make Tax Speech Wednesday

President Trump is planning to make a closing argument for the Republican tax cut in a speech on Wednesday. Sources say he will be speaking in Washington as House and Senate leaders try to agree on a combined plan that’s ready for the President’s signature before the end of the year. Bloomberg’s Ros Krasny reports… Read More

Caught up in Lebanon tear gas clashes

Protests against US President Donald Trump’s controversial decision turn ugly again in Beirut. Full Story Here BBC News- World December 10, 2017 10:50 pm Support Us

It’s a Legitimate Strategy

Ramirez It’s a Legitimate Strategy USA -( It’s a Legitimate Strategy When all else fails, go for the option that’s taken down so many in the U.S. From politicians to mainstream media newsmen. Did you enjoy this cartoon? Sign up for Ammoland in your Inbox and get our daily cartoon and email news!You call yourself… Read More

Barrett Model 90, 95 and 99: The Most Powerful Bullpups in the World

The Model 90, Model 95 and Model 99 are the most powerful bullpups in the world. At 45 inches, the less cumbersome Barrett bullpups are the easist .50-caliber rifles to ready and deploy.   MODEL 90 A compact Barrett doesn’t come about overnight. In fact, it takes three days. At least, that’s how long it… Read More

Unusual Shooting Positions

Unusual shooting positions can encompass just about anything your imagination can come up with. The birth of an unusual shooting position is usually the result of a worst-case scenario becoming reality for a sniper. Most often, these types of positions are indicative of combative shooting or hunting, and shooting in nontypical positions is difficult. It… Read More

History of Ignitions – ‘Gun Stories’

As shooters and hunters were very familiar with the modern centerfire cartridge, and it seems to be a study in simplicity. A metallic case that holds the powder and the bullet, fired by primer in the base of the case. Simple. But getting to that simplicity is nothing short of one of the most fascinating… Read More

North American Arms Guardian .380 ACP

Said to be Inspired by the Seecamp LWS .32, the Guardian first appeared in 1997 with a chamber for .32 ACP. And then came NAA’s proprietary cartridge, the .32 NAA, which was a .380 bottlenecked cartridge loaded by Cor-Bon that pushed a 60-grain jacketed-hollowpoint (JHP) bullet to 1,200 fps. These pistols are still small enough… Read More

Loadout: The Gear in One U.S. Navy SEAL Sniper Kit

Besides the obvious, items such as these can ease frustration during a deployment. • Toilet paper • Electrical tape • Calculator • Compass • Wire cutters • Zip ties • Nylon webbing (1-in. and 1/2-in.) • 550 cord • Wall screws and hooks • Lube kit for rifle/cleaning rod • Binos, something besides a scope… Read More

Standing Your Ground: Shooting Stance

It is the middle of the night in some God-forsaken country, and you can smell the stench of the local populace as you make entry into the enemy’s lair. As you cross the threshold into the first room, he is there, caught slightly off guard by the flash-bang device that has just detonated. You know… Read More

Gunslinging: Shooting’s Newest Game!

U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper studied the art of the draw as these series of photographs illustrate. Three sequence photos were taken in 1/250th of a second and published in Guns & Ammo’s first issue. *Originally published in Guns & Ammo, Summer Edition, 1958, p. 14. A tradition of the Old West is a… Read More

The Truth About Primer Misfires

Let’s say you were just out training and experienced a misfire. You replaced the round in the chamber and hit it again. The damned thing still didn’t go off! The primer hit is deep, and to top it off, later in the day you have another misfire. Bad ammo, right? Maybe not. PRIMER RELIABILITY Primers… Read More

DBP87 5.8x42mm: China’s High Velocity Caliber

For the last few decades, the American 5.56x45mm and the Russian 5.45x39mm have dominated the world’s small-caliber, high-velocity (SCHV) ammunition. Surprisingly, in the mid-1990s the Chinese military introduced an indigenous 5.8x42mm SCHV assault-rifle round of its own. As with the Russians, the advantages of SCHV assault-rifle ammo observed in Vietnam War battle reports did not… Read More

The Kahr Arms CM9

It was not long ago that most people who carried guns for a living shunned the 9mm. However, modern ammunition and bullet design have changed the minds of many, and now the 9mm has resurged as a popular self-defense round. Just as well, demand is increasing for small, easily carried and concealed handguns. Kahr Arms… Read More

CRIME LAB: Myths & Misconceptions

I entered the crime lab when I was 24 years old from a middle-class background that hardly hinted at the nature of “life on the streets.” I could write a book about my rude awakening to the greater world, but I thought I’d review some of the myths and misconceptions that I brought to the… Read More

The New FN 509 9mm Striker-Fired Pistol

Competition improves the breed. It is fashionable in some circles to mock competition as unrealistic, but the problem-solvers who compete drive improvements from which we all benefit. In this case, the driver was the U.S. Army and its Modular Handgun System (MHS) program. The M9 was said to be long in the tooth, and a… Read More

Browning A5 Shotgun History

The Browning Auto-5 shotgun has its own special place in history. As the first semi-auto shotgun, another of the great John Browning’s designs for the ages. Browning called the A5 shotgun his greatest achievement, and while other experts may disagree, the A5 is certainly Browning’s most star-crossed. Browning was so sure of the design, he… Read More

North American Arms Pug Ported With LaserLyte ..22LR/.22WMR

It can fit in your palm. Like the short-muzzled face of the wrinkly breed of dog, Pug is an appropriate name for NAA’s little ankle biter. In fact, wearing one as an ankle gun is a pretty good role for this five-shot revolving backup. It chambers the potent .22 Magnum for which even a few… Read More

Rifle Shooting and Temperature Effect

For every 20 degrees of temperature change, adjust one MOA to compensate for the ballistics change.” Everyone who has ever heard that in a sniper school, please raise your hand. It must be true, because it’s printed in the U.S. Army sniper manual and spoken in nearly every basic sniper school in the country. Those… Read More

China’s Next Generation Bullpup: Type 95

It’s clear today that nationalism is on the rise in China. Until recently, China’s economy was booming, fueled in large part by American dollars. The ponderous People’s Liberation Army, after carefully watching the 1991 Gulf War, has been cut back in size, modernized and is currently being reequipped. Today it’s a much more professional and… Read More

Home Defense: Ruger LCR .38 Special

When dressed appropriately and carried in a slim holster, the Ruger LCR can qualify for duty as a pocket pistol. I admit it: There are quite a lot of firearms in our house. Never mind exactly how many. Most of them live in gun safes. I’ll admit this, too: After a disastrous burglary of our… Read More

Ankle Biters: Using Ankle Holsters

Run, run, run…hop, hop, hop—run, run, run…hop, hop, hop. That was my cadence chasing a suspect through a backyard. I was hopping on one foot while attempting to pull my ankle holster containing a Chief’s Special on my ankle. It was either that or, like so many cops back in the day, searching with a… Read More

TAR-21: Israel’s Tavor Spreads Its Wings

The Micro Tavor makes an already short rifle into an effective PDW. When I heard that Israel was going to be fielding a new rifle to replace its M4s and M16s, my first reaction was, “What’s wrong with our rifle? Israel buys all of its military equipment from the United States,” I thought. The truth… Read More

Low-Light Shooting Tactics and Self-Defense

“Just because you know how to do something doesn’t mean you should do it.” That statement is applicable to many things in life, but it started as a response to a student’s question about low-light shooting tactics and the use of flashlights in self-defense. Like many diligent shooters, the student had spent a lot of… Read More

Red Dot Revolution

In the firearms training world, I’ve seen many of the “next big things” fade away into obscurity or be replaced by another new product that comes down the line purporting to give the end user some small peace of mind. The reality is that people who depend too much on their equipment are setting themselves… Read More

North American Arms The Earl .22LR/.22WMR

Named After the North American Arms gunsmith who originally developed it, The Earl is a five-shot, single-action mini-revolver that’s chambered in .22 Magnum. Though diminutive in size, it was designed to resemble an 1860s-era percussion-fired revolver with its octagonal barrel, top-strap sight channel and blade front sight. Also sending our thoughts back to the Old… Read More

New Micro 9 Hits Hard and Carries Easy

Kimber’s New Micro 9 is a 1911-style defensive pistol that is easy to carry and delivers terminal performance. When it comes to defensive pistols, one size definitely does not fit all. Size, shape, weight and functionality are factors that prompt a customer to purchase one gun versus another. Understandably, when a person hands over hard-earned… Read More

New Lightweight Holster Shines in 30-day Carry Test

Vedder Holsters’ LightDraw Kydex OWB proved super comfortable to carry in G&A’s exclusive 30-day carry test. Vedder Holsters is a family-owned company in central Florida that designs and manufactures its products in the United States. Those products include inside-the-waistband (IWB), outside-the-waistband (OWB) and pocket-carry holsters, as well as an IWB spare magazine pouches made of… Read More

Thompson/Center Contender Just Turned 50 And Is Still Going Strong

Let’s start with a riddle: What commercial firearm can be a handgun, a carbine, a full-­up long rifle … or a shotgun? And what commercial firearm can be a muzzleloader, centerfire or rimfire … and easily changed to one of several dozen cartridges? I submit there is just one, the Thompson/Center (T/C) Contender. During the… Read More

Handgunning: The Hip-Grip

Holsters exist to be used. The idea of stuffing a carry gun into a pocket, waistband, purse or anywhere else without a holster is now on par with shooting without hearing protection or the phlogiston theory of combustion. (And rightly so.) Yet that was not always the case. Back in the days before we knew… Read More

VHS: Croatia’s Unique Bullpup Carbine

The Croatian VHS bullpup comes in two flavors: the full-length VHS-D or the carbine-length VHS-K Croatia is a leading developer in the growth of small arms design. The development of the VHS started in 2005, and an early prototype surfaced in 2006. It features an all-polymer exterior and chambers 5.56x45mm NATO. The rifle weight is… Read More

2017 Guns & Ammo of the Year Awards

Guns & Ammo editors, contributors and staff present 2017’s pre-eminent firearms, optic, ammunition, suppressor and innovation awards. Only products made available to consumers this last year qualify for consideration. Candidates that were introduced but experienced delays in shipping to retailers were excluded from voting. During our roundtable discussions, more weight towards the outcome was given… Read More

Affordable Night Vision Is in Sight

Sightmark’s Photon XT 6.5x50S digital night vision riflescope is a solid performer at a reasonable price. The Photon XT 6.5x50S Digital Night Vision Riflescope is solidly built and the thoughtful design of the controls and interface make acquiring targets quick and easy. If you’re looking for an affordable entry into night vision for hunting, look… Read More

Modern Reticles

With the advent of the scope came the desire to get the most out of it. This article explains options on how to better use each reticle. Each reticle choice will have its pluses and minuses depending on what you want from a reticle and how you intend to use it. I’ll cover the Duplex,… Read More

Is Trump Heading Toward Nuclear War with North Korea?

The first use of nuclear weapons occurred August 6, 1945. The second occurred three days later. That there has not been a third is testimony to the skill and sobriety of twelve presidents and many other people, here and abroad. Today, however, North Korea’s nuclear bellicosity coincides with the incontinent tweeting, rhetorical taunts, and other… Read More

The Police Murder of Daniel Shaver

If you have the stomach for it, I want you to watch one of the most outrageous and infuriating videos I’ve ever seen. It shows the police shooting of Daniel Shaver in Mesa, Arizona. He was crawling on his hands and knees, crying, and begging police not to shoot him. An officer shot him anyway:… Read More

President Trump’s Democratic Opponents Ranked

CNN informs me there are “at least” 22 Democrats thinking of running for president in 2020. So who among them had the best 2017? Below is my list, in descending order, of the strongest members of the emerging 2020 Democratic field, along with some thoughts on their political fortunes. Spoiler alert: It’s not a pretty… Read More

How Not to Write About the Tax Bill

Here are the first two paragraphs of a Reuters report headlined, “Millions would lose mortgage, gift write-offs under U.S. tax bill: study”: Millions of households would no longer benefit from federal tax deductions for charity donations, mortgage interest payments and property tax under Republican tax plans being debated in the U.S. Congress, a think tank… Read More

Who’s Playing Politics on Israel?

As far as the New York Times was concerned, it was simply a matter of fact: The only possible explanation for President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was politics, pure and simple. A front-page news article proclaimed as much in its headline: “For Trump, an Embassy in Jerusalem Is… Read More

CNN Misreports Date of ‘Incriminating’ Email to Trump Campaign

This morning, CNN published an article alleging an effort was made to connect Donald Trump’s presidential campaign with documents hacked from the Democratic National Committee nine days prior to their publication. CNN reporters Manu Raju and Jeremy Herb used as evidence of this implicit collusion an email sent on September 4 containing a decryption key… Read More

David Bentley Hart on Daniel Dennett

Every ten years or so, Hart gives Dennett a good drubbing. This time it’s in The New Atlantis. Here, as it happens, lurks the most incorrigibly problematic aspect of Dennett’s project. The very concept of memes — Richard Dawkins’s irredeemably vague notion of cultural units of meaning or practice that invade brains and then, rather… Read More

Can We Be Honest About Men?

When will it end? Yesterday, Al Franken resigned. Trent Franks resigned. This week, John Conyers resigned. Nevada Democrat Ruben Kihuen and Texas Republican Blake Farenthold cling to their jobs. Roy Moore soldiers on, campaigning through multiple, credible claims of sexual misconduct, and Donald Trump sits in the White House, persevering as Bill Clinton did —… Read More

Video: How Does Yelling Become A Law?

Since the beginning of U.S. history, yelling has played an important role in our legislative process. So how exactly does yelling become a law? Let’s take a look! Full Story Here ClickHole December 10, 2017 10:48 pm Support Us

Nikki Haley Says Women Who Accuse Trump of Misconduct ‘Should Be Heard’

WASHINGTON — Nikki R. Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, said on Sunday that women who have accused President Trump of sexual misconduct “should be heard,” a surprising break from the administration’s longstanding assertion that the allegations are false and that voters rightly dismissed them when they elected Mr. Trump. Ms. Haley, a… Read More

Liberal Outsiders Pour Into Alabama Senate Race, Treading Lightly

Advertisement SELMA, Ala. — In the poinsettia-trimmed pulpit of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday morning, the Rev. James Perkins Jr., the first black mayor of a city where the right to vote was won in blood, announced his support for the Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama’s special Senate election. He reminded his Selma congregants,… Read More

NASA Announces Press Conference Regarding Aliens and Artificial Intelligence

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has called for a press conference that is expected to reveal new information on extraterrestrial life forms. Furthermore, recent reports have revealed that NASA cited Google’s machine learning played a pivotal role in the highly anticipated discovery. Full Story Here Christian Post December 10, 2017 10:47 pm Support… Read More

‘The Batman’ Rumors: Movie Will Not Feature Ben Affleck

While rumors claim that Ben Affleck will star as Batman one more time as, supposedly, his contract demands so, rumors claiming that the solo Batman movie, tentatively titled as “The Batman,” will no longer feature the actor continue to get louder. Full Story Here Christian Post December 10, 2017 10:47 pm Support Us

Veteran Disney Exec Arrested On Child Sex Abuse Charges

(InfoWars) – In the latest case of Hollywood’s spiraling sexual abuse scandal, Variety reports that a veteran 58-year-old Disney executive has been charged with three felony counts of child sexual abuse. Jon Heely, the longtime director of music publishing at Disney, was arrested nearly a month ago and charged with three counts of lewd and… Read More

GOP Sen Shelby: ‘The State of Alabama Deserves Better’ Than Roy Moore

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Richard Shelby, (R-AL) declared that Alabama “deserved better” than GOP U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore. Shelby said, “I would rather see a Republican win, but I would hope that Republican would be a write-in. I couldn’t vote for Roy Moore. I didn’t vote for Roy Moore. But I wrote… Read More

Wall Supporters, Left-Wing Activists Clash at Border Rally

Clashes broke out at a rally held on Saturday by activists supporting President Donald Trump’s border wall in Otay Mesa, California, as left-wing counter-protesters taunted them and chanted for amnesty for illegal aliens. Full Story Here Breitbart December 10, 2017 10:36 pm Support Us

Dean Young: The People of Alabama Are ‘With Judge Moore’

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Alabama GOP Senate hopeful Roy Moore’s chief political strategist Dean Young said the people of Alabama were “with Judge Moore.” Young said, “Judge Moore has been out for 25 years across Alabama and he’s known by the people of Alabama, he’s talked to the people of Alabama, and they’re with… Read More

Israel, Turkey leaders trade insults over US Jerusalem decision

Full Story Here Yahoo News December 10, 2017 10:36 pm Support Us Relations between Israel and Turkey took a bitter turn Sunday as their leaders traded accusations of involvement in terrorism, days after the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would fight against the controversial declaration, describing… Read More

The unusual suspects: Rise of the mafia godmothers

Full Story Here Yahoo News December 10, 2017 10:36 pm Support Us They say it’s a family business, but traditionally women in the Italian mafia were prison messengers or bargaining chips in dynasty marriages to create alliances between clans. Now as male mob bosses languish in jail, mafiosas are increasingly stepping up to head crime families – and… Read More

Priest who used to be KKK member apologizes 40 years later

Full Story Here Yahoo News December 10, 2017 10:36 pm Support Us ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A former Ku Klux Klan member who burned a cross on a black couple’s lawn 40 years ago, before becoming a Roman Catholic priest, has finally written his victims an apology. Full Story Here Yahoo News December 10, 2017… Read More

Suspect in Portland train stabbings says he was on autopilot

Full Story Here Yahoo News December 10, 2017 10:36 pm Support Us PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man charged with the stabbing deaths of two commuters on a Portland light-rail train was on “autopilot” and wasn’t fully aware of his actions until he heard passengers screaming that he was killing people, according to a psychological… Read More

Iraqi PM declares 'end of war against IS' in Iraq

Full Story Here Yahoo News December 10, 2017 10:36 pm Support Us Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday announced the end of a three-year war by Iraqi forces to drive the Islamic State jihadist group out of the country. “Our forces are in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border and I therefore announce the end… Read More

U.S. Surgeon General reveals plans to put an end to the opioid epidemic

Full Story Here Yahoo News December 10, 2017 10:36 pm Support Us In his first televised interview since taking office, Surgeon General Jerome Adams tells NBC News Medical Correspondent Dr. John Torres that he wants to get Naloxone, a medicine that reverses opioid overdoses, “in the hands of more people.” Full Story Here Yahoo News… Read More

Major Injuries After Bus Overturns On San Francisco Highway

Full Story Here Yahoo News December 10, 2017 10:36 pm Support Us A charter bus carrying 29 people overturned Friday night on a San Francisco highway, causing major injuries and backing up traffic in the city for hours. Full Story Here Yahoo News December 10, 2017 10:36 pm Support Us

Ranking The Best Shows On Amazon You Can Stream Right Now

Full Story Here Yahoo News December 10, 2017 10:36 pm Support Us For the weekend of Dec. 9, Streamline is recommending “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” in the Amazon top spot for the second time in a row. Full Story Here Yahoo News December 10, 2017 10:36 pm Support Us

Southern California wildfires leave 800 structures in ashes

Full Story Here Yahoo News December 10, 2017 10:36 pm Support Us While some evacuees were told it was safe to return home others are now being forced to flee their homes as 8,500 firefighters battle quickly moving flames around the clock in Southern California. Full Story Here Yahoo News December 10, 2017 10:36 pm… Read More

Travel troubles: snow cancels flights along the East Coast

Full Story Here Yahoo News December 10, 2017 10:36 pm Support Us Atlanta’s airport — the nation’s busiest — experienced the bulk of today’s travel troubles after an unexpected blast of winter weather headed southeast. Full Story Here Yahoo News December 10, 2017 10:36 pm Support Us

Asian shares advance following encouraging US jobs report

TOKYO (AP) — Share prices were higher in Asia on Monday, lifted by encouraging employment data from the U.S. that took the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to its third straight weekly gain on Friday despite weakness earlier in the week. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock index was up 0.3 percent at 22,884.38 and… Read More

Local Haitian community fears end of temporary protective status

The federal government’s recent decision to end a protection allowing tens of thousands of Haitians to live and work legally in the U.S. has instilled fear and panic in the local Haitian community. After an earthquake shattered the already-impoverished Haiti almost eight years ago, nearly 60,000… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune December 10, 2017 10:36… Read More

As bitcoin soars, warnings of a bubble proliferate

Is bitcoin in a bubble? The price of bitcoin has been soaring this year, and last week alone it jumped from $11,000 to well over $17,000, according to Coindesk. It started the year below $1,000. That rocketing level of appreciation smells a lot like an irrational investor mania to many economists and financial pros, the… Read More

Jury selection Monday for suspect in courthouse sex assault

HYDE PARK, Vt. (AP) — A man charged with sexually assaulting a woman in the restroom of a courthouse in Vermont’s largest city is going on trial. Jury selection starts Monday in the trial of Robert Rosario. Rosario has pleaded not guilty to a charge of sexual assault without consent in the restroom of the… Read More

Susan Collins and the Duping of Centrists – New York Times

New York TimesSusan Collins and the Duping of CentristsNew York TimesSusan Collins is often called one of the last centrists. She is a classic New England Republican, a senator who mostly votes with her party but is willing to buck it. A couple of weeks ago, Collins made a classic Collins deal. It tried to… Read More

AP Investigation: Rape of Rohingya sweeping, methodical

UKHIA, Bangladesh (AP) — The soldiers arrived, as they often did, long after sunset. It was June, and the newlyweds were asleep in their home, surrounded by the fields of wheat they farmed in western Myanmar. Without warning, seven soldiers burst into the house and charged into their bedroom. The woman, a Rohingya Muslim who… Read More

NY Senate asks farmers: How can we help your bottom line?

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Members of the New York state Senate want to hear from farmers about ways the state can help their industry. The Senate’s Standing Committee on Agriculture is scheduled to meet Tuesday in Albany to gather input from farmers and others involved in the agricultural industry about how the state can directly… Read More

New York Regents to hear education budget recommendations

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York education leaders and advocates are looking ahead to next year’s funding needs. A Board of Regents committee on early childhood education plans to present its budget recommendations to the Regents at their monthly meeting Monday. The policy-making Board of Regents makes recommendations for state funding each budget year. The… Read More

Venezuela’s socialists romp to victory in mayoral elections

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s ruling socialists swept nearly all the races for mayors across the country, and President Nicolas Maduro is now threatening to ban key opposition parties from future elections in the oil-rich country wracked by economic crisis. Hundreds of supporters shouted “Go Home, Donald Trump” to interrupt Maduro at a rally late… Read More

Wofford students bond with homeless over coffee, doughnuts

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — About 10 students from Wofford College braved the cool temperatures before their morning classes on Dec. 4 to bond over coffee and doughnuts with people experiencing homelessness. They were part of an event sponsored by the Muslim Student Association that encouraged students to step out of their comfort zones and get… Read More

Can the Middle East peace process survive Trump’s Jerusalem decision?

The US president’s recognition of the holy city as Israel’s capital reveals an administration out of its diplomatic depth “Today,” asserted Donald Trump, marking the formal recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: “I am delivering.” The question in the aftermath of a statement that has upended decades of carefully crafted diplomacy is: what has he… Read More

The surprising factors driving murder rates: income inequality and respect

Inequality predicts homicide rates ‘better than any other variable’, says an expert – and it is linked to a highly developed concern for one’s own status A 17-year-old boy shoots a 15-year-old stranger to death, apparently believing that the victim had given him a dirty look. A Chicago man stabs his stepfather in a fight… Read More

Swamp-Mess Monster

Branco Swamp-Mess Monster USA -( Swamp-Mess Monster It’s evident that the main reason for the Mueller investigation is to guard the D.C. Swamp from outsiders like President Trump. Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco 2017. Did you enjoy this cartoon? Sign up for Ammoland in your Inbox and get our daily cartoon and email news!You call… Read More

Where’s the Omelet?

‘He didn’t win, did he?” Some of you will remember that sentence. Harry Reid, then the Democratic leader in the Senate, in 2012 retailed a series of wild, baseless, outright lies about Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, claiming, among other things, that he had paid no taxes in recent years in spite of his… Read More

Republicans Should Keep the Johnson Amendment

The 1954 Johnson Amendment, though seldom enforced, currently bans tax-exempt groups — including churches — from directly endorsing political candidates. At the urging of some church leaders and with the support of the president, House Republicans included a repeal of the amendment in their tax bill, allowing organizations to make campaign statements “in the ordinary… Read More

Did the DOJ Misuse the Steele Dossier — to Spy on the Trump Campaign?

Will he or won’t he? Will President Trump order the disclosure of any warrant applications to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (the FISA Court) in which the Justice Department and FBI presented any information derived from the Steele dossier? We don’t need to imperil national security. There is no need to disclose the entirety of… Read More

What’s Next for the GOP Tax Plan?

The Senate GOP’s tax bill was passed in the middle of the night last Friday. By the end of the process, the bill had changed considerably from the one that had been approved in committee before the Thanksgiving recess — and even from what had been imagined over the course of the week’s discussions. It… Read More

Judicial Nominations Update

Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance three U.S. Court of Appeals nominees to the Senate floor for confirmation votes: L. Steven Grasz, nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; Don Willett, nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; and James Ho, nominee to the U.S.… Read More

The Song Not on Al Franken’s iPod

Dear Jolter, Welcome to the final day of a wild week, one of the highlights of which was the resignation of Senator Al Franken (D, Minnegroper). His so-long-suckers statement from the Senate floor found no inspiration in Brenda Lee’s hit tune. And while there is little in Stuart Smalley to remind one of Arthur Fonzarelli,… Read More

About That Tuition-Waiver Deduction for Graduate Students

I was on PBS the other night to talk about the House and Senate versions of the tax plan. At some point, we started talking about how the House reform plan treats graduate-student tuition waivers as taxable income. In response to the other guest on the show saying that it was malicious, I pointed out… Read More

Combining Cronyism and Political Correctness at the University of Texas

Yes folks, it’s true — even in conservative states, higher education has been largely captured by the forces of “progressivism.” Nearly all college and university presidents prattle away about their commitment to diversity, to saving the planet, to “enriching” the curriculum with all kinds of grievance courses, and so on. The University of Texas (UT)… Read More

FLASHBACK: Retiring Rep. Luis Gutierrez Paid His Wife $400K From Campaign Coffers

“Retiring” Chicago Congressman Luis Gutierrez, who presides over one of the single most gerrymandered Congressional districts in the country, will receive a staggering $62,000-per-year pension thanks to his quarter-century term in national office, the Chicago Tribune announced this morning. But the number pales in comparison to wealth Gutierrez and his wife acquired while in office.… Read More