The MSR has proven itself exceptional for home defense. Here is how to optimize yours even better.
At a recent media event, I was made aware of a survey done by the National Shooting Sports Foundation on ammunition purchases. More than 12 percent of the respondents said they had purchased rifle ammunition in the past year for the purpose of self-defense. Not ammunition, rifle ammunition.
The results shouldn’t have surprised me as much as they did. I was reminded that the NSSF did a survey of over 12,000 respondents in 2010, and home defense was the No. 2 reason (behind recreational shooting and before hunting) for owning a “Modern Sporting Rifle,” the NSSF’s term for AR-15-style rifles.
April 2008 | by Gary Gilley
It has been a tough year for the Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago, the flagship congregation of the ‘seeker-sensitive’ movement. Most know that Willow Creek has set the pace for 30 years in its redesign of the local church. More recently Rick Warren, and his Saddleback Community Church, have stolen the spotlight from Willow and, to some degree, eclipsed its influence on new-paradigm churches.
But rest assured, Willow – along with its Willow Creek Association which boasts 12,000 member churches from 90 denominations – is still charting the way for those who look to felt-needs, surveys, the latest innovations and market strategy, instead of Scripture, for their structuring of the local church.1 When Willow speaks, church leaders listen. When Willow wheels out a new product or method, churches around the globe fall in line. Whatever Willow promotes, others emulate.
American Rifleman, Monday, March 16, 2020
Presumptive Democratic 2020 Presidential Nominee Joe Biden is not one for clarity, tact, or a firm grasp of the facts. However, even an American public that has long been aware of his shortcomings was taken aback this week when the former vice president launched an unhinged attack on a pro-Second Amendment auto worker. Aside from further exposing a waning control of his faculties, the exchange revealed Biden’s deep antipathy towards the Second Amendment, his profound ignorance on the firearms issue, and his willingness to lie for political advantage.
Social scientists predicted that belief in the supernatural would drift away as modern science advanced. They were wrong.
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In 1966, just over 50 years ago, the distinguished Canadian-born anthropologist Anthony Wallace confidently predicted the global demise of religion at the hands of an advancing science: ‘belief in supernatural powers is doomed to die out, all over the world, as a result of the increasing adequacy and diffusion of scientific knowledge’. Wallace’s vision was not exceptional. On the contrary, the modern social sciences, which took shape in 19th-century western Europe, took their own recent historical experience of secularisation as a universal model. An assumption lay at the core of the social sciences, either presuming or sometimes predicting that all cultures would eventually converge on something roughly approximating secular, Western, liberal democracy. Then something closer to the opposite happened.
Staggered Access to Unemployment Benefit ServicesOver half a million Texans have filed unemployment claims in the last 18 days as a result of COVID-19. The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) will soon outpace the total number of claims received in all of 2019.
This unprecedented increase has led to long wait times, overwhelmed call centers and technical issues with the Unemployment Benefit Services portal. TWC staff is working around the clock to expand the capacity to take claims but needs your support. Effective immediately, TWC recommends that Texans stagger their calls and access to the online portal based on applicant’s area codes.
American Rifleman, by Paul Rackley – Thursday, March 6, 2014
More than 100 years ago, the Imperial German Army was looking for an all-purpose oil with which to outfit its soldiers. The army wanted oil that could maintain the metallic parts on rifles, but could also be used to condition both the wooden stocks on rifles and the leather gear carried by its troops. In addition, this oil had to be safe enough to treat minor wounds, sores and scratches.
Dr. Helmut Klever, a chemistry professor at the Technical University of Karisruhe, believed he could develop a new type of oil that would meet these stringent demands. Klever also happened to be the son of the founder of Klever Company, a producer of oils and grease from coal.
In 1904, Klever introduced Ballistol, which the army tested and adopted in 1905. For the next 40 years, Ballistol was issued to Imperial Army troops as a general, all-purpose oil with a multitude of functions.
American Rifleman, by B. Gil Horman – Tuesday, March 31, 2020
“I Wasn’t Born In Texas But I Got Here As Fast As I Could!” is just one of the bumper stickers you’ll see proudly displayed when visiting the Lone Star State. Texas enjoys an impressive history with all kinds of facts and dates worthy of mention in textbooks. However, I prefer to reminisce about our personal history there.
Will the world now wake up to the global threat of zoonotic diseases?
Nautilus, By Kevin Berger March 12, 2020
Dennis Carroll doesn’t mean to sound callous when he says the coronavirus outbreak was predictable. And he doesn’t. He sounds sympathetic to people frightened by the outbreak. He has been an eyewitness to people around the world suffering from similar viruses. Most of all, Carroll sounds authoritative.